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*We are now in process of building up our 2019 event listings... The 2019s are now back to being highlighted in RED... As always, we welcome you to please send us your CT Shoreline-area old car event listings!

This Calendar is originated and periodically updated by the Shoreline Antique Auto Connection, a not-for-profit enterprise run for antique auto enthusiasts, by antique auto enthusiasts. As the information presented here is gleaned from a WIDE variety of sources, there is no way we can vouch for the truth or accuracy of anything, and we STRONGLY suggest you get in touch with the applicable event contacts listed, to make sure the event is indeed going to be held (especially before you make a long trip to attend!). Thank you. SAAC, P.O. Box 3353, Stony Creek, CT 06405, e-mail CommonGear@aol.com, web site http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/ . Please send your CT Shoreline-area event listings for inclusion here (non-marque-specific events preferred).

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CAR EVENTS

JANUARY 1, 2019, Tuesday, “Everywhere” – Happy New Year and Welcome to ‘Official Antique Status’ All Model Year 1994 Cars and Trucks… “Antique” is defined by the Antique Automobile Club of America as any vehicle 25 years old or older… (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/14/2018)

JANUARY 5, 2019, Saturday, Hudson (MASSACHUSETTS) – “…’The 15th Annual Mid-Winter Hot Rod Drag Racing Nostalgia Fest,’ Saturday, January 5, 2019, 1-6pm, at Elks Hall, Park Street, Hudson, MA. Admission $10. Cash bar & food available… ‘…Vintage drag racing and hot rodding events on a giant screen! Join your old buddies for a fun-filled Winter Gab-Fest about those Good Old Days!... Bring your memorabilia: photo albums, club jackets, plaques, videos, DVDs, slides, stories, and whatever to share!...’… Vendors, commentators, 50/50 raffle… Info: Jack Brady phone 401-954-4121 or JackFB1320@aol.com …” webmaster’s note – I transcribed all of the above from an electronic flyer that was posted in mid-November on the Facebook system by Mike McCarthy, to the “Connecticut Dragway Memories” Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/423595767671813/), along with this note: “…SAVE the DATE...although Fred and Dean have decided to retire from the event, they have allowed Jack Brady to continue on with the event, hope to see you all there. Thank You Fred and Dean for this great event…”… FLYER – And here’s the direct link to the flyer: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/46390610_2434140656601798_4347585709142441984_o.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=14179f37ab301efcf2bbf887e70cb1d0&oe=5C923B6 … Sounds like some real cold weather fun!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/18/2018)

JANUARY 6, 2019, Sunday, Enfield – “Model A Ford Club of Connecticut’s Great Little Indoor Swap Meet at Powder Mill Barn"… Quoting from the dedicated event listing (https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=53903) we found on the Hemmings web site, in the Events Calendar section: Great little indoor swap meet, December 02, 2018, 7:00am-11:00am… Connecticut: Enfield, Dec. 2. Powder Mill Barn, 32 South Maple St. indoor swap meet. 7am-11:00am only... Also: Feb. 3, 2019… Mar. 3, 2019… Sponsor: MAFCC… Location: Powder Mill Barn, 32 South Maple St., Enfield, CT, 06082… Cost: $2.00 donation… To Register: or call Donald Passardi at 860-684-2675, or call Virginia ORouke at 413-584-6777…”… More info – The Powder Mill Barn web site has a directions page: http://www.sweetheartflute.com/Barn/directions.html ... Additional contact info for the Model A Ford Club of Connecticut – Found on this Model A Ford Club of America CT Chapter’s info page: http://www.mafca.com/chapters/CT.html ... Even more event & contact info – Found on this RubberHitsTheRoad.info page: https://www.rubberhitstheroad.info/car-shows/January-7-2018/great-little-indoor-swap-meet ... And there you have it! I’ve been to this event in the past and it’s always a lot of fun to check out—low key, relaxed, and casual, and a great way to get a bit of an “old car fix” when the weather’s cold and crummy outside!… (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/23/2018)

JANUARY 12-13, 2019, Saturday-Sunday, Lebanon (PENNSYLVANIA) – Lebanon Valley, PA Indoor National Dragfest, featuring York US30 Historical Display, Classic and Current Drag Facing Vehicle Exhibition, including a Flea Market & Swap Meet – Buy, Sell, and Trade Used Drag Racing Parts… Quoting from the info presented on the Hemmings online event info page (https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=54237): “… Indoor National Dragfest… January 12 to January 13, 2019… Come join us January 12 & 13 2019 at the Lebanon Valley Expo Center in Lebanon, PA - as we celebrate Drag Racing. See hundreds of race cars on display, shop from racing related vendors and take a stroll through the automotive flea market. Bring the kids and grandkids out to enjoy some scaled drag racing activities too. It's going to be a 2 day nonstop racers haven… Sponsor: Motorama Productions … When: January 12 to January 13, 2019; hours are 9am-6pm on Saturday 1/12, and 9am-4pm on Sunday 1/13… Location: Lebanon Valley Expo Center, 80 Rockerty Rd., Lebanon, PA, 17042… Cost: $15.00 adults; $10.00 kids; 10 and under FREE…”… For more information: https://www.yorkus30.com/ , or call Dan Swisher at 717-269-2625, or swish57@comcast.net , or vendor questions call Andy Goodman at 717-307-5466 or andy@agoodman.netFLYER - And here’s the link to the online flyer: https://assets.hemmings.com/uimage/65137085-0-0.jpg?rev=1 …. Even more info – “…Visit the all new www.padragfest.com to register your drag car, reserve a vendor spot, and to order advance admission tickets…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/18/2018)

JANUARY 17-21, 2019, Thursday-Monday, Boston (MASSACHUSETTS) – The New England International Auto Show, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210… Info: https://www.bostonautoshow.com/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/12/2018)

JANUARY 18-20, 2019, Friday-Sunday, Allentown (PENNSYLVANIA) – Automania – Powered by Carlisle Events, at the Agri-Plex at the Allentown, PA Fairgrounds, 302 N. 17th St., Allentown, PA 18104… Info: http://www.carlisleevents.com/carlisle-events/automania/default.aspx… (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/12/2018)

JANUARY 18-20, 2019, Friday-Sunday, Lebanon (PENNSYLVANIA) – “The 23rd Annual Cabin Fever Expo 2019 – Model Engineering Show & Auctions”… Lebanon Valley Expo Center, 80 Rocherty Road, Lebanon, PA 17042… The largest show of its kind in the country… Show: January 19th & 20th, 2019; Saturday 9am to 5pm; Sunday 9am to 3pm… Consignment Auctions: January 18th & 19th, 2019… Our Regular Friday Live Auction: January 18th, starts at 9am; scale models, machinery, tools & tooling, and much more!... Our Saturday Specialty Auctions: January 19th, 10am to 4pm; John Deere Tractors, Toys & Pedal Tractor Auction…”… For more information: 1-800-789-5068 or cabinfeverexpo@gmail.com or http://www.cabinfeverexpo.com/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/18/2018)

JANUARY 19 & 20, 2019, Saturday & Sunday, West Springfield (MASSACHUSETTS) – “…Auto Parts Swap ‘n Sell’… The 43rd Annual Auto Parts Swap ‘n Sell – Eastern States Exposition Complex, Memorial Avenue… Automotive swap meet, 350 vendors indoors, heated, thousands attend… Hard core automotive parts… Held in extreme weather, 8am to 5pm… Reserved space info: 12x15 @ $130… Car corral space @ $75… Admission $12 per day… Start-Finish Productions, 860-871-6376 or 860-268-1787…” Additional thoughts – We have attended this event many times over the years, and it’s a wonderful opportunity to really immerse yourself in auto enthusiast culture, when the weather’s not old-car-friendly. Cars, parts, accessories, memorabilia, and of course fellow enthusiasts of a similar mindset, all within an expansive & comfortable setting (the Big E Better Living Center), all combine to create a fantastic mid-winter automotive experience—we recommend it highly, and are looking forward to getting back up there this coming January!... Please be sure to check out their online web site at: http://www.apswapnsell.com/  - and their official Facebook page (please be sure to give them a “Like” while you’re there) at: https://www.facebook.com/AutoPartsSwapnSell/ … Thanks to our friend Ben Dodge, Jr., of Start-Finish Productions, for keeping us on their mailing list for this early announcement—we are so pleased to help spread the word!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 9/12/2018)

JANUARY 19-20, 2019, Saturday-Sunday, Springfield (MASSACHUSETTS)The Springfield Motorcycle Show… Here are some excerpts from the flyer for this event that we found posted on the CT Cruise News web site (flyer link: https://www.ctcruisenews.com/events/e030.php): “…14th Annual Springfield Motorcycle Show, January 19-20, 2019, Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA… New motorcycles, custom builders, parts & accessories, bike competition, fashion show, tattoo competition, special displays, riding demonstrations, bike art, riding groups, racing gear, and much more… This is a family friendly event…. Admission: Adults $15; kids 6-12 $$5; kids under 5 free… Show hours Saturday 10-7, Sunday 10-5… web site: www.osegmotorcycle.com … Additional info – We also found the Facebook page for The Springfield Motorcycle Show (be sure to give them a “Like”) online at: https://www.facebook.com/Springfield-Motorcycle-Show-163140947057929/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/11/2018) 

JANUARY 25-27, 2019, Friday-Sunday, Worcester (MASSACHUSETTS) – The 2019 Worcester Auto Show, at the DCU Center, 50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA 01608… Info: https://worcestershows.com/auto/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/12/2018)

JANUARY 26-27, 2019, Saturday-Sunday, Springfield (MASSACHUSETTS) – The Annual Amherst Railway Society Railroad Hobby Show, at the Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds (home of The Big E), in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Please see the official event web site for complete info: http://www.railroadhobbyshow.com/index.php - and you can also purchase advance tickets online at this related online page: http://www.railroadhobbyshow.com/purchaseadvancetickets.php ... More info: Amherst Railway Society, P.O. Box 247, Monson, MA 01057, phone 413-267-4555, e-mail: ShowOffice@amherstrail.org … Amherst Railway Society - And the organization’s main web site is at: http://www.amherstrail.org/ARS/ … webmaster’s note – Thanks to our local old car friend Bob Howard for passing along the info about this event!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/3/2019)

JANUARY 27, 2019, Sunday, Essex – Essex Board of Trade Presents ‘The Essex Ed Groundhog Parade’… Quoting from the 2018 Essex Ed Parade official Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/269078607293753/): “…Essex Ed Parade, Sunday, January 27th, 2019, downtown Essex, CT… Grab your pots and pans and head to Essex Village, Essex CT on Sunday, January 27th at 2 pm for one of the most popular parades of the year... “Essex Ed”, a larger-than-life ground hog, will make his annual pilgrimage from Essex Boat Works on Ferry Street up to the top of Main Street leading a parade of antique cars, fife & drum corps, residents, and visitors. All are invited to join in and encouraged to bring their own noisemakers and ground hog gear to celebrate the day. Each year, Essex Ed is dressed in unique attire to acknowledge a special occasion or person. As always, this year’s costume is a secret but organizers guarantee that it will be a “huge hit” when Ed makes his appearance…”… Sponsored by our friends at Essex Board of Trade: https://www.facebook.com/EssexBOT/ and/or http://essexct.com/ - and here also is the dedicated event info page at the EBOT web site: http://essexct.com/event/essex-ed/ … webmaster’s note - I enjoy getting out to Essex for this fun event in my old car, early enough to get a good parking spot on Main Street, and then check out all the old cars, and spectate for the parade. It is a TON of fun! Looking forward to doing it again on 1/27/2019! Thanks Essex Board of Trade?!… (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/14/2018)

FEBRUARY 3, 2019, Sunday, Enfield – “Model A Ford Club of Connecticut’s Great Little Indoor Swap Meet at Powder Mill Barn"… Quoting from the dedicated event listing (https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=53903) we found on the Hemmings web site, in the Events Calendar section: Great little indoor swap meet, December 02, 2018, 7:00am-11:00am… Connecticut: Enfield, Dec. 2. Powder Mill Barn, 32 South Maple St. indoor swap meet. 7am-11:00am only... Also: Mar. 3, 2019… Sponsor: MAFCC… Location: Powder Mill Barn, 32 South Maple St., Enfield, CT, 06082… Cost: $2.00 donation… To Register: or call Donald Passardi at 860-684-2675, or call Virginia ORouke at 413-584-6777…”… More info – The Powder Mill Barn web site has a directions page: http://www.sweetheartflute.com/Barn/directions.html ... Additional contact info for the Model A Ford Club of Connecticut – Found on this Model A Ford Club of America CT Chapter’s info page: http://www.mafca.com/chapters/CT.html ... Even more event & contact info – Found on this RubberHitsTheRoad.info page: https://www.rubberhitstheroad.info/car-shows/January-7-2018/great-little-indoor-swap-meet ... And there you have it! I’ve been to this event in the past and it’s always a lot of fun to check out—low key, relaxed, and casual, and a great way to get a bit of an “old car fix” when the weather’s cold and crummy outside!… (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/23/2018)

FEBRUARY 8-10, 2019, Friday-Sunday, Atlantic City (NEW JERSEY) – Classics in Atlantic City – The Atlantic City Auction, at the Atlantic City Convention Center, One Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City, NJ 08401… Info: http://www.acclassiccars.com/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/12/2018)

FEBRUARY 16, 2019, Saturday, Orange – “Northeast Gas Bash”… The 17th Annual Northeast Gas Bash is alive and well!... Saturday, 2/16/2019, 7am (no earlies) to noon, American Legion Post 127, 630 Grassy Hill Road (CT Route 121), Orange, CT… Orange, CT—Same Location: American Legion Hall, Post 127, 630 Grassy Hill Road (CT Route 121), Saturday, February 16th, 2019… 7:00am to 12:00 noon, snow or shine… Please no early buyers (strictly enforced)... Admission $5.00… DIRECTIONS to meet –From I-95 north or south: Exit 38 (CT Route 15, Milford Connector) to Merritt and Wilbur Cross Parkways; go 1.3 miles, take exit for Route 15 NORTH (Wilbur Cross Parkway); go 3.5 miles to Exit 56 (Route 121); at end of exit, turn right, go 4/10 of a mile to American Legion Post 127 on right… From Route 15 (Wilbur Cross Parkway): Exit 56 (Route 121); at end of exit turn right, go 4/10 of a mile to American Legion Post 127 on right… webmaster’s note – This info was found at: http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=719607 … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/18/2018)

FEBRUARY 23-24, 2019, Saturday-Sunday, NaugatuckConnecticut Cruise News Presents ‘The Connecticut Indoor Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Swap Meet,’ February 23rd & 24th, at Naugatuck Entertainment Facility, 6 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, CT. Saturday 8am to 7pm; Sunday 8am to 5pm. General admission $10; kids 8 to 13 $5; kids under 8 free. Plenty of free parking… Severe weather dates:” March 2nd & 3rd… Over 80,000 square feet of automotive, truck, jeep, and motorcycle parts & accessories!... Vendor set up time: TBA; vendor rates available on request… Sponsorship packages also available… For more information on sponsorship opportunities, vendor space, or other opportunities to participate, please e-mail donclady@ctcruisenews.com or call Don Clady at 860-354-5110… www.ctcruisenews.com …” webmaster’s note – All of the above info was transcribed directly from the flyer published by CT Cruise News, that you can view at their official web site—the direct link to the flyer is: https://www.ctcruisenews.com/events/e094.php - and you can also visit the official Facebook page for CT Cruise News at: https://www.facebook.com/Connecticut-Cruise-News-332651045567/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/11/2018) 

MARCH 3, 2019, Sunday, Enfield – “Model A Ford Club of Connecticut’s Great Little Indoor Swap Meet at Powder Mill Barn"… Quoting from the dedicated event listing (https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=53903) we found on the Hemmings web site, in the Events Calendar section: Great little indoor swap meet, December 02, 2018, 7:00am-11:00am… Connecticut: Enfield, Dec. 2. Powder Mill Barn, 32 South Maple St. indoor swap meet. 7am-11:00am only... Sponsor: MAFCC… Location: Powder Mill Barn, 32 South Maple St., Enfield, CT, 06082… Cost: $2.00 donation… To Register: or call Donald Passardi at 860-684-2675, or call Virginia ORouke at 413-584-6777…”… More info – The Powder Mill Barn web site has a directions page: http://www.sweetheartflute.com/Barn/directions.html ... Additional contact info for the Model A Ford Club of Connecticut – Found on this Model A Ford Club of America CT Chapter’s info page: http://www.mafca.com/chapters/CT.html ... Even more event & contact info – Found on this RubberHitsTheRoad.info page: https://www.rubberhitstheroad.info/car-shows/January-7-2018/great-little-indoor-swap-meet ... And there you have it! I’ve been to this event in the past and it’s always a lot of fun to check out—low key, relaxed, and casual, and a great way to get a bit of an “old car fix” when the weather’s cold and crummy outside!… (this event was added to this calendar as of 10/23/2018)

MARCH 3, 2019, Sunday, Norfolk (MASSACHUSETTS) – “The MARCOM Flea Market” – Model A Ford Restorers Club of Massachusetts Annual Flea Market… Quoting from the Hemmings event listing page: https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=54283 : “…MARCOM Annual Flea Market, March 3, 2019, 7:30am to 11:00am… All makes auto related flea market, indoor spaces, with outside spaces also, if weather permits… Sponsor: Model A Ford Restorers Club of Massachusetts…Location: Holmes Transportation Complex, 22 Myrtle Street, Norfolk, MA 02056… Cost: $3.00 Admission, $20 Space…Info: Dean Zwicker at 508-285-3211…” Additional info – We also found the Model A Ford Restorers Club of MA web site—it’s located at: http://marcommodela.com/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/10/2019)

MARCH 8-10, 2019, Friday-Sunday, West Springfield (MASSACHUSETTS) – “…’Mark’s Northeast Motorsports Expo,’ Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA 01089…” Quoting from the official Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/693644587688468/): “… Where Motorsports Enthusiasts Gather… All types of vehicles, fun for the kids and adults… Race tracks, classic and specialty cars, monster and off road trucks, plus much more…” Please also be sure to view the “Mark’s Northeast Motorsports Expo” main Facebook page—and be sure to give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there, online at: https://www.facebook.com/MarksNEMotorsportsExpo/ … Sounds cool!... Get psyched!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/1/2018)

MARCH 9, 2019, Saturday, Essex – “The Essex Go Bragh Irish Parade” – Presented by Essex Park & Rec, Sunday, March 9, 2019, 10:30am to 12:00pm, downtown Essex, CT… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/536428553493509/): “…Join us at our annual Essex go Bragh Irish Parade! We step off at the Essex Town Hall at 10:30am. Come march with us and decorate your tractors, cars, and bikes! To join us and walk in the parade, feel free to gather up a group or even just dress up your pooch! This year Essex Park and Recreation has chosen long time community volunteers John & Judy Heiser as our Grand Marshals. This family friendly parade includes horse drawn wagon rides and face painting, and is a great opportunity to visit local restaurants and businesses…”… For more info: Essex Go Bragh overall event info: https://www.facebook.com/essexctgobragh/ and/or Essex Parks and Rec Department: https://www.facebook.com/SXParkandRec/Additional thoughts – I’ve never been to this parade personally, but I’ve seen pictures from several years’-worth and it appears that there are typically several antique cars & trucks that participate. I would love to get out to Essex for this one, even if only to spectate! This is one fun-loving town, and their parades are always wonderful, festive productions!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/18/2018)

MARCH 10, 2019, Sunday, “Everywhere” – Daylight Saving Time Start, 2:00am on Sunday, March10th, 2019—turn your clock forward by one hour. I know a lot of people don’t like it when we “lose” that hour, but for me, it’s a nice signal for more daylight in the evenings—and lighter evenings in turn suggest cruise nights (well, to me anyway, ha ha!)… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/10/2019)

MARCH 16-17, 2019, Saturday-Sunday, Naugatuck – Don Clady and Connecticut Cruise News Presents ‘Cabin Fever Custom Car & Motorcycle Show,’ indoor show, March 16th & 17th, 2019, at the new Naugatuck Entertainment Facility, 6 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, CT… Saturday hours: 10am to 7pm… Sunday hours: 10am to 5pm… Custom & classic cars, race cars, motorcycles, dealers, vendors, club displays, specialty vehicles, DJ music, family fun, entertainment, and more!... General admission $10; children 8-13 $5; children under 8 free… Plenty of free parking… For more information on sponsorship opportunities, vendor space, club space, or other opportunities to participate, please e-mail: donclady@ctcruisenews.com or call Don at 860-354-5110… www.ctcruisenews.com … Additional info – The following are excerpts from what was posted on 1/5/2019 on the Facebook system by Don Clady (https://www.facebook.com/don.clady): “…Coming March 16th & 17th, Naugatuck Entertainment Facility, Large 2 day Indoor Cabin Fever Custom Car & Motorcycle Show, Special Guest Super Sunday Motorcycle Show... Favorite Chuck Zito and Friends... Bringing back the old Super Sunday Motorcycle Memories and friends… Show promotions by Don Clady Originator of Super Sunday Motorcycle Shows…” FLYER – And here’s the link to the electronic flyer/poster that Don also posted on the Facebook system (from which the info at the top was transcribed): https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/49937653_2338073592892274_5282327436367757312_o.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=bbe08a9ebd75196967b4ddc2f6271e8e&oe=5C90CFDA … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/9/2019)

MARCH 17, 2019, Sunday, Taunton (MASSACHUSETTS) – RTS Expo Club Annual Model Exhibition & Swap Meet, March 17, 2019, 8am to 5pm, at Holiday Inn Taunton, 700 Myles Standish Blvd., Taunton, MA 02780… Above info is from: https://scaledworld.net/event/rts-expo-club-annual-model-exhibition-swap-meet ... FLYER - And the flyer image address: https://scaledworld.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/RTS_2019_1.jpg … Even more info – Here is the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/485802495270345/ and also: RTS Expo Club Facebook group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/RTSEXPOCLUB/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/18/2018)

MARCH 31, 2019, Sunday, Pompton Lakes (NEW JERSEY) – “21st Annual Metro Vintage Advertising Collectors Show”… The following info comes from: http://metropetro.weebly.com/ : ”…21st Annual Metro Vintage Advertising Collectors Show, Sunday, March 31, 2019, 8am - 1pm (Rain or Shine)… Pompton Lakes Elks Lodge # 1895, 15 Perrin Avenue, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442… Free parking/free admission; Donations accepted to benefit ECCR home for handicapped children… Support the Elks--Kitchen open serving breakfast, lunch, homemade baked goods & beverages… Indoor/outdoor vendors featuring Petroliana, Automobilia, Advertising, Old Toys, Country Store Antiques, Ephemera, Garage Art, Man Cave items, TV/Movie/Music memorabilia, Collectibles from Drive- Ins/Diners/Amusement Parks/Taverns/Barber Shops, etc., Rec Room decor, Motorcycle/Racing/Hot Rod items, license plates, breweriana, collector supplies and lots more nostalgic fun stuff!!...”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/18/2018)

APRIL 7, 2019, Sunday, Hamden – The Quinnipiac Car Club 2nd Annual Spring Car Show – Proceeds Donated To National Breast Cancer Foundation, 9am to 3pm, at the Quinnipiac University York Hill Campus, 305 Sherman Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518… “…The Quinnipiac Car Club would like to invite you to our 2nd Spring Car Show! Add your friends, and bring your friends, family, dogs, etc.!... The event is open to the public and will have food trucks, raffles, and prizes! All cars are welcome!... If you would like to be a vendor please contact by e-mail: qucarclub@gmail.com for further details… If you are a group and would like to reserve a space at the show please contact Carley Wainwright at qucarclub@gmail.com ... Price: $20 per car to park in show parking; $10 per bike; $5 per car for spectators (Free with a QU ID)… PLEASE REMEMBER spots are limited!! Spots are on a first come first serve basis. We reserve the right to direct you to the spectator lot and charge a spectator fee if necessary at any time. Please come earlier if you want the most likely chance of having a spot in the lots!... CASH ONLY - Exact change is appreciated. A portion of proceeds raised from the show will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation!... Please read "RULES AND POLICY" before arrival…”… webmaster’s note – There is a lot more info about the event that you should definitely take the time to read and be aware of--please be sure to visit the official Facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/356236054942383/FLYER – And here’s the direct link to the official flyer for the event: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/46810006_10217716707619410_1291806032401530880_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=8c9225d85b752d16b1b5ce11e19455c0&oe=5CC80AAC … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/2/2019)

APRIL 14, 2019, Sunday, East Hartford – The UC3 – United Car Club/UConn Car Club Presents The UC3 Spring Car Show 2019, 9am to 3pm at Rentschler Field, 615 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT 06118 (directly off I-84; you may use either the Silver Lane or Cabela’s entrance to the parking lots… Gates open to all at 9:00am; registration for show cars closes at 12:00pm; gates will remain open until the awarding of trophies; trophies to be announced by 2:00pm… Price: $20 per car to park in show parking (no pre-registration required); $10 per car for spectator parking in a separate parking lot; CASH ONLY - Exact change is appreciated… Please forward any further questions or comments also to uc3carclub@gmail.com …”… webmaster’s note– There is a lot more info about the event that you should definitely take the time to read and be aware of--please be sure to visit the official Facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1220688878073580/Even more info – Please be sure to visit (& “Like”) the UC3 – United Car Club CT’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/UC3CarClub/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/2/2019)

APRIL 14, 2019, Sunday, Stafford Springs – The Ty-Rods Auto Club of Connecticut Present Their Annual Spring All Automotive Swap Meet, at the Stafford Motor Speedway, 55 West Street, Stafford Springs, CT, 06076, Sunday, April 14, 2019, 6am to 5pm. Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1939614219679439/ … “… Acres of auto parts and other finds. Vendor space available, contact Ty-Rods at 860-649-3697 or on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tyrodsautoclub/ …”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/20/2018)

APRIL 19, 2019, Friday, Marlborough – Season Opener for Cruise Night at The Farm at Carter Hill, 86 E. Hampton Road, Marlborough, CT 06447… Quoting from the Facebook event info page (https://www.facebook.com/events/226699654911818/) that we ran across near the beginning of January of this year: “…Cruise Night Presented by The Others! C/C. Come on down for our monthly cruise night. Open to pre 1988 autos and trucks. Bring your ride or just come down to see some of the coolest rides around. Stop in the Hogs Breath Tavern for a cold brew or a nice glass of wine. Eat at our farm restaurant. Visit some great vendors or just watch the goats on the Arrigoati Bridge. Come take a picture with your ride in front of The Carter Hill Filling Station. Stay after dark for our free drive in movie. Call us for vendor spaces….”… Additional info – We also just ran across another Facebook event info page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1992858020835762/) for this event that has the full list of dates for this event: “…The Farm at Carter Hill Monthly Cruise presented by the Others!... Join us for a monthly cruise at Carter Hill Farms. Every third Friday of the month. Music, Food & Drinks and “Drive Inn“ movies on the barn… 5pm to Sundown… Open to all pre-1988 collector cars & trucks (-we reserve the right to refuse entry-)… April 19th… May 17th… June 21st… July 19th… Aug 16th… Sept 20th… Oct 18th…”… Even more info – The Farm at Carter Hill’s Facebook page is located at: https://www.facebook.com/farmlifeonrt66/ - and the street address is: 86 East Hampton Road (which looks to us, from looking at a map, to also be known as CT Route 66), Marlborough, CT 06447, and their web site is: https://www.thefarmatcarterhill.com/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/16/2019)

APRIL 19-28, 2019, Friday-Sunday, New York (NEW YORK) – New York International Auto Show, at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center, 655 W. 34th Street, New York, NY 10001… Info: https://www.autoshowny.com/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/12/2018)

APRIL 21, 2019, Sunday, Fitchburg (MASSACHUSETTS) – “The Early Ford V8 Club of New England’s 49th Annual Spring Tune-Up" – Flea Market & Car Show, 7am to 1pm (“Get there very early!”), at Fitchburg Municipal Airport, Crawford Street, Fitchburg, MA… webmaster’s note – We found this event listed on the “William B. Macgregor Jr, The Junkyard Artist, 2019 Show & Events Schedule” page: https://www.junkyardartist.com/Show%20Schedule.htm … Even more info - Here are some potentially helpful links: Early Ford V8 Club of New England main web site: http://clubs.hemmings.com/earlyfordv8newengland/ … April flea market info page: http://clubs.hemmings.com/earlyfordv8newengland/Fleamarket.htm (NOTE: 2018 info is still there as of this writing)… Early Ford V8 Club of New England on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/v8clubofnewengland/ … Fitchburg Airport general info - https://www.fitchburgma.gov/175/Airport - and this is where we found a street address for the airport of: 567 Crawford Street, Fitchburg MA 01420 ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/10/2019)

APRIL 27, 2019, Saturday, Middlebury – Quassy Amusement Park and the Connecticut Military Corvette Club Present The American Muscle Car Show, 10am to 3pm at Quassy Amusement Park, Lake Quassapaug, Route 64 (2132 Middlebury Road), Middle bury, CT 06762… Co-sponsored by the Connecticut Military Corvette Club. Proceeds to benefit Connecticut veterans in need. All American muscle cars welcome. $10 registration fee. Trophies awarded… For more info – Please see the Facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/325197511404327/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/2/2019)

APRIL 28, 2019, Sunday, Bristol49th Annual Connecticut Street Rod Association Spring Swap Meet… Quoting from the CSRA coming events page (http://www.csra.org/pages/events_list.php): “…50th Annual CSRA Spring Swap Meet, April 28, 2019… The 50th annual Spring Swap Meet will once again be held at the Lake Compounce parking lot in Bristol CT. I 84 to exit 31, north on 229, follow the signs or use GPS 271 Enterprise Drive, Bristol, Ct 06010. 6:00 AM -3:00PM, rain or shine… Antique, Street Rod, Hot Rod, Classic, Racing, Special Interest, Trucks, tools, Collectables, Toys, and used speed parts offered… Vendor spots $40.. (Vendor spots are 15' X 20' If you can't fit entirely in this dimension, you must buy more spots)… Spectators $10 per. Kids under 12 free. Cars for sale $30. Truck and trailer $60… We offer Saturday set up from 10AM-4:30PM, however there is no overnight stays. You will have to return on Sunday morning and park in Spectator parking, then walk to your spot. No driving cars in the swap meet area on Sunday…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/11/2018) 

APRIL 28, 2019, Sunday, Norwalk – Gateway Antique Automobile Club 45th Antique and Classic Car Show… Quoting from the OldRide.com page where we found this event listing (https://www.oldride.com/events/6435131.html): “…Gateway Antique Automobile Club 44th Antique and Classic Car Show… April 28, 2019, Sunday, Norwalk, CT 8AM - 3PM… Rain date: May 5, 2019… Trophies - Food - Swap Meet – Music… Located at Taylor Farm; follow Beach Road to Calf Pasture Beach turn left just before the Calf Pasture Beach entrance… Club Choice Awards are presented by category… There are many different classes... 1985 Cut Off Year… Info: Jim Ferrara 203-329-8271 or Bob LeBlanc 203-853-1848… Admission: $4.00 (Parking $5.00)… Registration fee: $10.00… Contact Info: Phone: (203)-328-8271; E-mail: carshow@exchangeclub.comMore info - https://gatewayautoclub.com/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/18/2018)

APRIL 28, 2019, Sunday, New Britain – The Central Car Club Presents C3’s Spring Charity Car Show 2019, 10am to 3pm at the CCSU Bookstore, 105 Ella Grasso Boulevard, New Britain, CT 06053… “…Show cars and spectators can show up at 10am. Entrance price for show cars is TBD, and spectators are free… The date for Connecticut's largest for-charity spring car show is locked in, so share it up!... Charity TBD…”… webmaster’s note – There is a lot more info about the event that you should definitely take the time to read and be aware of--please be sure to visit the official Facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/2267787859898413/Even more info – Please be sure to visit (& “Like”) the Central Car Club’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/CentralCarClub/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/2/2019)

APRIL 28, 2019, Sunday, Haddam Neck – The Belltown Antique Car Club Presents The 45th Annual Antique Engine & Tractor Meet… Quoting from the official press release received via e-mail from Belltown event publicity rep Dan Davd (dan12david@yahoo.com), dated 1/10/2019: “…For Immediate Release… P. R. Contact: Dan David 860-526-3189 dan12david@yahoo.com ... Belltown Antique Engine & Tractor Meet Set for Sunday, April 28th, East Hampton, Conn. (Jan. 9, 2019) – ‘…The Belltown Antique Car Club will host its 45th annual Antique Engine & Tractor Meet on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Danaher Field in Haddam Neck (across from Haddam Neck Fire Station) at 73 Rock Landing Rd., located off Rte. 151 on the east side of the Connecticut River, north of East Haddam and south of Cobalt. Please Note: This year’s show is strictly being held on a “field conditions permitting” basis. Consult the club web site or call a club contact for an update. Rain prior to or on the day of the show may cause cancellation… On display will be an interesting assortment of antique stationary engines, as well as working scale reproductions, of the types that once powered early farm equipment, sawmills, lathes and even washing machines. Vintage farm tractors will also be exhibited, many of which have been lovingly restored. You are sure to enjoy seeing and hearing examples of these remarkable engines and old tractors being demonstrated throughout the day… Exhibitors receive a dash plaque. Judging begins at noon and trophies will be awarded at 3 p.m…. Also included in the show is a flea market with vendors offering antique engine, tractor and vehicle parts, used power equipment, tools, and general merchandise… Food will be available on the premises, provided by the East Hampton Lion’s Club as part of their community fund raising efforts… Show hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. - field conditions permitting; “Always the last Sunday in April”… General Admission: $ 4.00 per person; children under 12 free when accompanied by an adult. Spectator parking is free. Please, no bicycles or pets… For more information visit the club’s web site, www.belltownantiquecarclub.org … Club contacts for exhibitors and vendors: Alan Carlson 860-510-9847 (cell), Jim Way 860-319-6088 (cell), Club e-mail belltowncarclub@gmail.com ...’...”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/10/2019)

MAY 4, 2019, Saturday, Berlin – Automobilia Auctions LLC (“Auctioneers and Appraisers of Quality Automobilia”) Presents: Automobilia and Literature Auction, Nest Egg Auctions, 758 Four Rod Road, Berlin, CT… A no-reserve sale of quality automobilia and literature, bidding will be live, absentee, internet... Jerry 860-655-8682… For more info: glettieri@cox.net … Previews, complete illustrated catalog, and bidding info will be on our web site around March 20th… www.automobiliaauctions.com …” webmaster’s note – We found this info within the “Connecticut Events” section of the February 2019 issue of Hemmings Motor News. We posted the info on the SAAC Facebook page, and here’s a photo of the Hemmings ad, as it appeared printed in that issue, that we added to our Facebook post: https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/r270/49583188_2023431471080358_730130610525306880_o.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=a4ba9e93dad1bace292725b4b1fdf688&oe=5C90F704 … (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/2/2019)

MAY 5, 2019, Sunday, BerlinSummer Knights 28th Annual Benefit Car Show… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/283343352524659/): “…Summer Knights 28th Annual Benefit Car Show, Sunday, May 5, 2019, 9am to f3pm, at Berlin Fairgrounds, 410 Beckley Road, Berlin, CT 06037… ‘…Come join us for our 28th annual benefit car show!... Admission: $10 per car; $5 per person at the front gate; Military personal never a charge, with ID… 30 wonderful trophies… Great food and drink… Music all day… Special guests Wayne Carini from Chasing Classic Cars, AJ from the hit WPLR morning radio show Chaz and AJ in the morning, and Scott Zipadelli, winning NASCAR crew chief… Come and see wonderful classic cars, hot rods, race cars, and vintage automobiles! Well over 350 cars expected… Come help us celebrate our 28th year hosting this show!... Please share this event notice with all your family and social media friends!...’…” …”… More info: Be sure to visit the Summer Knights’ online home at: https://summerknights.net … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/11/2018)

MAY 5, 2019, Sunday, Norwalk – Rallye For Pancreatic Cancer… Quoting from the broadcast press release we received, attached to a 1/15/2019 e-mail from Mark Schelegel (paulinems@aol.com): “…May 5th 2019, Sunday, Norwalk, CT: “Rallye For Pancreatic Cancer, 3rd Annual Car Show - Fund Raiser for Pancreatic Cancer Research… Imports, Customs and Classics… Trophies – Food – Music… At: Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk, CT… Event Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm… Trophies Awarded by 3:00pm… Rain date: May 12th, 2019… For additional info and registration form please contact: Mark C. Schlegel 203-434-8540 or Pete Bondi 203-984-4574, E-mail: pcresearch17@gmail.com – Facebook: Rallye For Pancreatic Cancer (webmaster’s note: The actual Facebook address is: https://www.facebook.com/rallyeforpc/) – web site: www.rallyeforpancreaticcancer.org ...”... Mark Schlegel’s cover note from his email read as follows: “…Dear fellow car club enthusiasts, Hopefully I have reached the correct emails to post our 3rd Annual Show. Please let me know if I have not. We thank you in advance… Mark Schlegel…” Sounds good—great sounding show for a great cause! Thanks so much for keeping us on your mailing list for the show announcement—we are happy to help spread the word! … Additional Updates – Right after we put wrote to thank Mark for the info, and put this event notice together, we received a very nice follow-up note from Pauline Schlegel: “…Thank you. Just to keep you updated we just presented Dr. Frank with an additional $20,000.  That brings our total for 2 years to $ 60,000.00. Now if we could only get more people to join the research study would be wonderful. Pancreatic Cancer is a death sentence for most.  It was for Mark's sister. She was diagnosed on September 8, 2017 and was gone on December 12, 2017. She had the kind that the majority of people get. Mark is fortunate in that he has a rare slower growing form. Even he is somewhat of a miracle still getting treatment every 2 weeks.  We look forward to our show in May… Thank you… Pauline Schlegel…” Thank you again Pauline, and I hope that readers can appreciate the importance of this mission to battle this affliction, and how valuable progress toward a cure is, especially for those who’s family has been affected. What a fantastic grand total for the two years that the how has been running, that is being directed toward important research. Our hats are off to Mark, Pauline, and everyone who works to make this wonderful benefit car event happen! Keep up the great work, and God Bless you all!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/16/2019)

MAY 19, 2019, Sunday, Stratford – Port 5 Naval Veterans Present The 10th Annual Booth Memorial Park Car Show, at Boothe Memorial Park, Stratford, CT. Quoting from the CT Seaport Car Club’s upcoming car shows page (https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm): “…Save The Date: Sunday May 19, 2019, Stratford CT… Boothe Memorial Park 10th Annual Car Show… Presented by Port 5 Naval Veterans… More details will be posted as they become available…”… Useful links for more info - Port 5 Naval Veterans: https://www.facebook.com/port5usa/ and also: the CT Seaport Car Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ctseaportcarclub/ and also: Boothe Memorial Park & Museum: https://www.facebook.com/BootheMemorialParkMuseum/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/20/2018)

MAY 31-JUNE 2, 2019, Friday-Sunday, Greenwich – 24th Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, Friday, May 31st to Sunday, June 2nd, 2019, Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, 100 Arch Street, Greenwich, CT 06830… More info: http://www.greenwichconcours.com/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/20/2018)

JUNE 17, 2019, Monday, Wallingford – Connecticut Street Rod Association Presents: Connecticut Dragway Reunion… Quoting from the CSRA web site’s coming events page (http://www.csra.org/pages/events_list.php): “…The Connecticut Street Rod Association presents another night to remember. The Connecticut Dragway Reunion will once again be held on June 18th at the New Life church at the top of High Hill in Wallingford, CT, Exit 15 off of I-91. Gates officially open at 5:00pm for participants, with a ‘cacklefest’ scheduled for 7:00pm. Participants with cars enter free, but can make a donation at the gate if they so desire. Spectagtors are $5 and all proceeds are donated to several worthy causes, including the Wallingford Wishing Well, which is an organization that aids needy families… New twist this year—we have a rain date of June 18th… More info: John Sabatucci 203-907-7290 or Don Dybick 860-345-4709…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/3/2019)

OCTOBER 12, 2019, Saturday, South Glastonbury – Hot Rod Fall Out XIV, Saturday, October 12, 2019, 10am to 4pm, at Glastonbury Elks 2202, 98 Woodland Street, South Glastonbury, CT 06073. Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2706852102873557/ … “… Join us for our 14th year of the Hot Rod Fall Out. New England’s premier traditional hot rod & custom car show… *1963 & Older Traditional Styled Vehicles Only*… Hot Rods* Customs* Race Car * Antiques (stock is cool)… 100’s of cars, live music, vendors, food and much more… $10 per person/Gates at 10am… Rain Date(s) Oct 13th and/or Oct 20th … www.hotrodfallout.com …”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/20/2018)

NOVEMBER 3, 2019, Sunday, Bristol – Connecticut Street Rod Association Presents: 28th Annual CSRA Fall Swap Meet… Quoting from the CSRA web site’s coming events page (http://www.csra.org/pages/events_list.php): “…28th Annual CSRA Fall Swap Meet, November 3, 2019… CSRA presents it's 28th Annual Fall Swap Meet. It will be held on November 3rd, 2019 in the Lake Compounce parking lot, 186 Enterprise Drive, Bristol, CT 06010. 6:00 AM - 3:00 PM, rain or shine. There is no pre-registration, all spots are first come first served basis. Plenty of spots available. No one has ever been turned away. Saturday set-ups are ok but no staying overnight. The parking lot is lit and secure… Saturday set-up is from 10am to 4:30pm. If you set up on Saturday you will get a pass to come back in on Sunday but will have to park in Spectator Parking. Sunday morning you must walk to your spot due to Insurance Regulations. You may NOT drive to your pre set-up area Sunday morning! You will be able to drive to your spot on Sunday afternoon after 2:00 PM to pick-up your stuff. Anyone who has to leave early must see a CSRA member for assistance… There are 3 Parts pick-up areas. CSRA Members will assist anyone picking up parts… Vendor spots are $40.00 each. Spots are 15'w x 22'lg (Example: truck & trailer may need 2-3 or more spots) please measure to see how spots are needed… Spectators $10.00 per person. Kids under 12 free… Cars for Sale $30.00 car & driver only + additional $30.00 for trailers. Also you may unload trailers on Saturday only!!!! NOT Sunday!!!!... NO PETS ALLOWED (except service animals) all other pets will be turned away with no refund!!!!... There are hotel rooms available in the area, go to Hotels-Bristol CT to find rooms… Take exit 31 off of I-84, from either direction, and follow the signs to the swap meet... More info, call 203-697-9113…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/3/2019)

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CRUISE NIGHTS (& Other Recurring Car Gatherings) 

IMPORTANT: Since the world of Cruise Night listings seems to be especially filled with old, out-of-date information--which has, on occasion, led to frustrating drives to non-existent cruises (we speak from direct personal experience!)--we've decided to do our best to only list confirmed listings (though we still urge you to call ahead before making any long trips, since we cannot guarantee anything), which we'll clearly highlight with a noticeable color--we have been alternating red and fuchsia in recent years to highlight the most recent years' listings. *12/17/2018 UPDATE - back to RED for the new 2019 listings!!... Anyway, now that it's the New Year, if you have any confirmed 2019 cruise event listings, please send us yours--especially those Shoreline-oriented, for inclusion here--Thanks!... Please do be very careful to note that some of last year's 2017 listings are still here--we have NO INFORMATION about whether or not the 2017 listings are still valid or not, but we are leaving them in place for now, in case they might be useful for reference/who to contact to request 2019 info from, etc... Finally, when you see a listing prefaced with (old listing), that means it's from 2017 or earlier--in other words, really old, and probably unreliable info...

(Updated for 2018) SUNDAYS (“May to October”), Monroe (confirmed for 2018) - “…'Big Frank’s Car Cruise-In at Bella Rosa Pizzeria Ristorante,' 12 to 4pm, at Bella Rosa Pizzeria Ristorante (“Voted #1 Pizza in Monroe”), 500 Monroe Tpke. (Rt. 111), Monroe, CT, May to October… Music, 50/50, giveaways… ‘…Lovin’ Pizza and Burnin’ Rubber…’…” webmaster’s note – This info came from the 2018 Bella Rosa Monroe Tuesday and Sunday car cruises flyer: https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30741619_1891561867534100_4277695158033580032_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=a0343674de791ae3829d4afeb3c8b1aa&oe=5B56EAC4 – The flyer was posted by Melissa Mekdeci (https://www.facebook.com/melissa.mekdeci.9) on 4/18/2017 to the “Local Cruise Nights and Car Shows” Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/374305239630477/ - thanks again Melissa for the heads up!... Additional info - And don’t forget “Little Will’s Car Cruise-In” that happens on Tuesdays, 5 to 9pm, also “May to October,” as indicated on the same flyer… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/18/2018)

(Updated for 2018) SUNDAYS (see the list of specific dates in the listing), North Haven (confirmed for 2018) - “Dino’s Seafood of North Haven Summer Car Show,” at Dino’s Seafood, 540 Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT, 4pm-onward… Low Rider Oldies, Vinyl Sets, Guest DJs… Open to all cars—free admission, outdoor seating…” The following upcoming event dates (we’ve already missed May 20th and June 10th)  are listed on the Official Flyer, that we just found posted on Facebook a couple of days ago: Sunday, June 24th… Sunday, July 8th… Sunday, July 22nd… Sunday, August 12th… Sunday, August 26th… Sunday, September 9th… Additional info – Here’s the URL of the flyer that was posted on The Doo Wop Cruisers’ Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/The-DooWop-Cruisers-850763601737049/), by Kevin Lennon, Sr., on June 10th, 2018: https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34985048_10211866019866438_4250288065479704576_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeF-ZKhQvsbEw_Tl4G8b-mQabsV_iOOW_5FW6PawgBr1glO0Y8_CGA_2X1_I3esC949UaZFIOR10m9PTyp0cEpanBYP2cpbxQOLLz8qFw6LIdw&oh=34affc94663e400482af8b34654471a2&oe=5BB48E6E … (and we may try to upload a copy of that flyer to our server as well, if we can manage it)… FLYER Link - In case you are not Facebook-compatible, we also uploaded a copy of the Official Flyer  to our own server, where you can view it now at this link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018DinosSeafoodNorthHavenSundayCruiseNites.jpg ...  Even more additional info – Here’s the official Facebook page for Dino’s Seafood of North Haven (please check out their page, and give them a “Like” while you’re there): https://www.facebook.com/dinosseafood/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 6/12/2018)

(Updated for 2018) SUNDAYS (see the list of specific dates in the listing), New London (confirmed for 2018) - "The Texas Roadhouse of New London Roundup Car Show!"... Quoting from the flyer we received via a 6/16/2018 e-mail from our friend Ali Schrader (aschrader81@gmail.com), which also had another special event flyer attached: "...Texas Roadhouse Roundup - We are hosting our 3rd Annual Car Show! Join us on Sundays at 4pm!... (List of event dates): June 24th... July 29th... "Main Event" = August 12th (Special fundraiser event to be held at Cohanzie Firehouse in Waterford, 11am-3pm, $25 per person donation; see the dedicated event flyer for more details)... September 23rd... October 14th... Car show is located in the New London Shopping Center, 400 South Frontage Road, New London, CT... No cutoff! Everyone is welcome!... Pick of the night will receive a $30 dinner to Texas Roadhouse of New London!... For any questions, please call: Ali Schrader 860-941-0954..."... Ali Schrader's cover e-mail note (subject line: "Texas Roadhouse Events") was very gracious: "...Good day... I have attached the flyer for our monthly show we hold at the restaurant and our flyer for our main event in August. It's a fundraiser for Homes For Our Troops. Hope you guys can make it!!... Ali Schrader..." Much appreciation, Ali, and thanks for keeping us on your mailing list!... FLYERS - The above info was transcribed directly off of the main "Texas Roadhouse Roundup" flyer  that Ali sent us--and which we also uploaded a copy of to our server--it can be accessed at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018TexasRoadhouseRoundupEventsMainFlyer.JPG ... And here is the link to the special "Main Event" flyer for the big August 12th special fundraiser event in Waterford, that we also made sure to upload: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/12August2018TexasRoadhouseCohanzieFirehouseWaterfordCarShow.JPG ... Additional thoughts - We have attended the Texas Roadhouse Roundup car show at the New London Shopping Center in the past, and it's a wonderful event, in a great location, with tons of great cars and friendly folks--we definitely look forward to getting back out there this season! And how great is the special Benefit event for Homes For Our Troops that they are also holding on August 12th in Waterford! Great Job and God Bless, to the great folks at Texas Roadhouse New London!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 6/18/2018)

(Updated for 2018) SUNDAYS (see listing for specific dates), Killingworth (confirmed for 2018) - “Car & Truck Cruise at Parmelee Farm,” 3-5pm, at Parmelee Farm, 465 Route 81, Killingworth, CT 06419… Quoting from the official Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/229672721173315/) that we ran across (pertaining to the July 8th event, but with info on the general nature of the event series also): “…For 2018, drop-in Cruise Events will again be held at Parmelee Farm on Route 81 in Killingworth. This summer’s cruise events will take place on the afternoons of the second Sunday (not Monday) of each month through September. All owners of: antique cars, trucks and motorcycles, classic domestic and foreign sports cars, hot rods, exotic and high powered automobiles and unique or unusual transportation vehicles, including; Fire Engines and Military vehicles from Killingworth and neighboring communities, are invited to drive their vehicles to the farm and park on the front lawn from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the comradery of being with others who enjoy this popular hobby. The Parmelee Farm Cruise events are non-competitive, Free of Charge, and open to the Public to view the vehicles. NEW THIS YEAR, we have Free Concerts at the Parmelee pavilion from 5-7 right after the Cruises!!!...”… More info – Please also be sure to visit (and “Like”) the Parmelee Farm Cruisers Facebook page online at: https://www.facebook.com/CruisersAtParmeleeFarm/ - where future 2018 dates for the Car & Truck Cruise at Parmelee Farm were mentioned: “…Thanks to all that came out this past Sunday afternoon, June 10th for our 1st cruise of 2018. For your planning purposes the next cruises at Parmelee Farm will be on Sunday afternoons 3-5 pm on July 8thAugust 12th & September 9th. All cruises will be followed by Free concerts at the pavilion on the back lawn of Parmelee Farm. We hope you can join us for these fun events!!!…”… More details - And here are a few more event details, also from the Parmelee Farm Cruisers Facebook page: “…For 2018, drop-in Cruise Events will again be held at Parmelee Farm on Route 81 in Killingworth. This summer’s cruise events will take place on the afternoons of the second Sunday (not Monday) of each month through September. All owners of: antique cars, trucks and motorcycles, classic domestic and foreign sports cars, hot rods, exotic and high powered automobiles and unique or unusual transportation vehicles, including; Fire Engines and Military vehicles from Killingworth... and neighboring communities, are invited to drive their vehicles to the farm and park on the front lawn from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the comradery of being with others who enjoy this popular hobby. The Parmelee Farm Cruise events are non-competitive, Free of Charge, and open to the Public to view the vehicles. NEW THIS YEAR, we have Free Concerts at the Parmelee pavilion from 5-7 right after the Cruises!!!”… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 7/2/2018)

(Updated for 2018) MONDAYS (starts 4/30/2018), Bolton (confirmed for 2018) - “…’Fish Family Farm Car Cruise - Mondays at 5:00,’ 20 Dimock Lane, Bolton, CT—Just off Route 85… ‘…All makes and models welcome… They sell some of the best ice cream around!...’ Starting April 30th… ‘…We will be raising money for lymphoma doing a 50/50…’…” webmaster’s note – We very much appreciate our friend Rick Stevenson (rgsteven1@att.net) sending us along the heads-up and flyer for this wonderful sounding event! Rick’s accompanying note from his e-mail correspondence dated 2/23/2018 read: “…New car cruise… This is just up the hill (half mile) from Bolton Motors, across from the old Treat’s Trees Farm…” Sounds great—thanks Rick! And we also took the liberty of uploading the flyer that Rick provided to our server, where you can view it online now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018FishFamilyFarmMondayCarCruiseBoltonFlyer.jpg ... Additional info – Please be sure to visit and “Like” the Fish Family Farm Creamery & Dairy Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/fishfamilyfarmcreamery/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/25/2018)

(Updated for 2018) MONDAYS (starts 5/7/2018), North Haven (confirmed for 2018) - “The Doo Wop Cruisers’ Monday Night North Haven Cruises Are Back!”… Every Monday evening from 5pm ‘till dark… May-October 2018… At “Washington Commons” shopping center, 117 Washington Ave. (Route 5), North Haven (owned by: Diversified Unlimited, LLC)… Classic cars, street rods, race cars, hot rods, trucks… Sponsored by: Pepe’s Pizza, North Haven McDonalds, Joe’s Ice Cream Truck, Tony Z’s Pizza, Arnold’s Jewelers… For more info, visit us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/The-DooWop-Cruisers-850763601737049/), or call 203-641-4226…” webmaster’s note – We were so happy to see the announcement of the 2018 season of this positively great local cruise night, run by our friends The Doo Wop Cruisers car club. All of the above info was transcribed directly from the Official 2018 Flyer that was posted on Facebook by The Doo Wop Cruisers, on 3/19/2018, along with this advice, that importantly contained the Start Date for the 2018 series: “…Ok Folks, our flyers are done! We will start May 7th! See you all then!...”… FLYER – We also took the liberty of uploading a copy of the Official 2018 Flyer to our server, where you can conveniently now view it at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018DooWopCruisersNorthHavenMondayCruiseFlyer.jpg ... Additional thoughts – We have greatly enjoyed this great local North Haven cruise night on many occasions over the past several years, both as a participant and a spectator. It’s always a great time with plenty of cool rides and friendly folks! Thanks again to The Doo Wop Cruisers for bringing this great weekly cruise night back again for 2018!...  (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/22/2018)

(Updated for 2018) MONDAYS (5/14/2018 through 10/15/2018), Southington (confirmed for 2018) - “The Crystal Bees Monday Night Car Cruise”… “…May 14th to October 15th, 2018, Crystal Bees, 240 Spring Street, Southington, CT… Monday night car cruise, trophies, 50/50, door prizes, 25.00 gas card every Monday night to one lucky driver… Good food, good music… 4pm to 8pm… For more information call JoAnn at 860-614-3068, yorkjoann@ymail.com …” webmaster’s note – We saw this event listing on the Special Interest events page for Connecticut (http://www.specialinterest.com/siv_events.cfm), and thought it worth adding here, since Southington is not a bad drive at all up from the Shoreline area… Additional info – The Crystal Bees Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/crystalbeessouthington - and their main web site is at: http://crystalbees.com/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/5/2018)

(Updated for 2018) MONDAYS (Every third Thursday, May, June, July, August, September), Willimantic (confirmed for 2018) - “…Elks of Willimantic Cruise… Quoting from the event listing that was forwarded to us by our old car friend Rick Stevenson (rgsteven1@att.net), who contacted us via e-mail on 5/2/2018, and with this cover note: “…Found this on Tri Town Cruisers of Vernon web site: http://32.212.112.141:7001/tritownMVC/calendar.htm ...Rick…”... Rick’s note also indicated that the event (season opener date) specifically was set for 5/21/2018:  “...Elks of Willimantic Cruise… Third Monday of each month, May, June, July, August and September! 5:30 'til dark… Open to all Classic Cars... Awards. Free to participants and Spectators... Music by Gary Pomo: ‘The P'om… Refreshments and Food available... Join Us!... Willimantic Elks Lodge, 198 Pleasant St., Willimantic, CT 06226... No animals allowed except register service dogs… Questions? Contact, Lenny Incandella at 860-428-7733…” Sounds awesome—thanks Rick for the info!… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/2/2018)

(Updated for 2018) MONDAYS (most Mondays thru the summer, 5/21/2018 thru 9/10/2018), New London (confirmed for 2018) - "Ocean Beach Park's 98.7 WNLC Classic Car Cruise Nights," most Monday nights thru the summer, Monday, May 21st, thru Monday, September 10th--according to the Ocean Beach Park published 2018 Entertainment Schedule page - http://ocean-beach-park.com/park-info/links/ (NOTE: Please make sure you check that page to make sure there will be a cruise night happening on the Monday night of your choice--especially if  you are traveling a great distance)… Here's the event description from the Ocean Beach Park "Events" page (http://ocean-beach-park.com/park-events/): "... Cruise Night… Monday Evenings… Every Monday evening, Classic Hits 98.7 WNLC sponsors Ocean Beach Park’s “Cruise Night”  show. Enjoy a parade of antique cars and other interesting vehicles and the sounds of a Live DJ spinning   classic music. Parking and admission is free. There are ride wrist band specials, as well as waterslide and mini golf specials as well..."... Additional thoughts - I absolutely love the Ocean Beach Park Monday night cruise nights--they have a wonderful festive atmosphere, and you're right next to the state's most beautiful beach--what could possibly be better! This is what summer is all about!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/12/2018)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) TUESDAYS (see listing for exact dates; starts 5/7/2019), Chesterfield (confirmed for 2019) - First Tuesday Natures Art Yester Year Car Cruise… The following info comes from the OldRide.com page: https://www.oldride.com/events/5701948.html: “…First Tuesday Natures Art Yester Year Car Cruise… May 7, 2019 – September 3, 2019… Chesterfield, CT… ‘…First Tuesday Cruise, Nature's Art (The Dinosaur Place), Yesteryear of Oakdale Auto Club, Rt. 85, 1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Oakdale, CT 06370, CT, 5:00 pm- -8:00 pm… Pre-1978 Vehicles, Classic and Antique Cars and Antique Drivers too!... Rain Date following Thursday… Concessions, food, beverages, ice cream, trophies, live DJ and fantastic raffle prizes, antique museum… Up to 300 cars, 3 lots of parking... (List of dates): May 7… June 4… July 2… August 6… September 3, 2019… Coordinator details: Lawrence Erhart 860-460-2287…’…”… Additional info - Yesteryear of Oakdale Car Club - https://www.facebook.com/groups/102589163413912/ … Lawrence (Larry) Erhart - https://www.facebook.com/larry.erhart … Nature's Art/The Dinosaur Place - https://www.facebook.com/thedinosaurplace/ and/or - http://naturesartvillage.com/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 12/17/2018)

(Updated for 2018) TUESDAYS (every other Tuesday, starts 5/1/2018; see the specific list of dates), Berlin (confirmed for 2018) - “…’…Manny, Moe, and Jack welcome you to: Summer Cruis’n with the Over The Hill Gang Connecticut Car Club at Pep Boys…’… Every other Tuesday starting May 1st, 2018, 5:00pm to 8:00pm, at Pep Boys, 44 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT 06037… Any hot rod, street rod, pro street, muscle cars… Weather permitting/no rain dates—see our Facebook page for cancellations… Great fun for family & friends… Music, prizes, raffles, trophies… (Following is the LIST OF DATES provided on the official 2018 flyer): May 1st, 15th, and 29th… June 12th and 26th… July 10th and 24th… August 7th and 21st… September 4th and 18th… October 2nd… Follow and like us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/OverTheHillGangCtOthgct/ …” Additional details - Quoting from the official Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/181100462670623/): “…Well here it is everyone... It’s official, The Over The Hill Hang Ct. will be moving our Cruise Night to a new location and a new day… We will be at Pep Boys in Berlin on Tuesdays!... Here’s the new flyer with the details!... Should be a great show!... Pep Boys is really a great partner for this and the shows are going to be awesome!.. May 1st is coming fast and we can’t wait to see everyone again!... See you all at the show!…” FLYER - And here’s the direct link to the Official Flyer, as posted on Facebook by our friends the Over The Hill Gang CT car club (https://www.facebook.com/OverTheHillGangCtOthgct/): https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29425691_10213634469967716_3941140382097024605_n.jpg?oh=6bfb85cf8f1c98b79e9aa4052d6f0f0f&oe=5B465180 … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/21/2018)

(Updated for 2018) TUESDAYS (starts 5/8/2018 5/15/2018; see the specific list of dates), Uncasville (confirmed for 2018) - “…Dream Machines Classics Present the Home Depot Cruise Night 2018… Route 395 to Mohegan Sun Exit to Route 32 south mile on the right (webmaster’s note– We looked up the street address for the Home Depot in Uncasville, and it’s: 1932 Norwich New London Tpke., Uncasville, CT 06382)… (LIST OF DATES): May 8th May 15th… June 12th… July 10th… August 14th… September 11th… “…Food & soda available… Rods, customs, antiques, muscle cars, special interest… DMC Club reserves the right to reject entry… Please no booze or burnouts… www.dreammachineclassics.org … Music by the PO’M…”  FLYER: The flyer from which all of the above info was directly transcribed was posted on Facebook by Michael Phillips (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006591703843); here’s the direct link to the flyer: https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29357188_2123809371182099_3624968685623156216_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=18acc0df5219db1da7b1f973639993fc&oe=5B3907B8 … Additional thoughts - Thanks again to the Dream Machines Classics folks for the positively great job they do covering the Eastern Connecticut antique auto hobby scene—and to Michael Phillips for helping get the word out about this event …  *4/24/2018 VERY IMPORTANT UPDATES – We received an e-mail this morning from our old car friend who keeps his hand on the pulse of the Eastern CT area classic car hobby scene, Clem Brown (lxxvtr6@aol.com), who pointed out that we had the wrong start date published for this event—so we are guessing that perhaps the flyer got updated at some point after we first saw it. Quoting from Clem’s e-mail note: “…Hi Steve - wow, what a busy year it's turning out to be. While trying to help figure out open nights for new local cruise I noticed one error in your calendar concerning the Dream Machine Classic's Cruise Night at Home Depot in Uncasville. You have the first one listed for May 15th but the actual date is Tuesday, May 8th. The rest of the dates for this event are fine. Only mentioning it because it is close to me and our Mustang club supports this one every month. I'm attaching their flyer for your use if wanted… Thanks and keep up the good work, your calendar is invaluable for planning things like this!... Clem Brown…” Awesome, thanks so much Clem! If there’s one thing we REALLY try to do here, it’s publish the most accurate possible information! So, to correct an incorrect start date for this event is definitely not something we would want to do! Thanks again so much for the very helpful heads up, Clem—we are very pleased to be able to make this important correction to this listing!... UPDATED FLYER – We uploaded the corrected flyer that Clem provided, to our server, where you can now view it at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018UncasvilleHomeDepotTuesdayCruiseNites.jpg ...   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/21/2018; very important start date correction to this listing was incorporated as of 4/24/2018)

(Updated for 2018) TUESDAYS (starts 5/22/2018; see the specific list of dates), Bozrah (confirmed for 2018) - “…Bozrah Moose Lodge 950 Cruise Night 2018… Exit 24 off of Route 2, Bozrah, CT (webmaster’s note – We looked up the street address for the Bozrah Moose Lodge 950, and it’s: 115 Fitchville Road, Bozrah, CT 06334, reference their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bozrahmooselodge950/ - Please be sure to visit and “Like”)… 5:30 ‘till 8:00pm… (LIST OF DATES): May 22nd… June 26th… July 24thAugust 28thSeptember 25th (webmaster’s note – The September date wasn’t specifically listed on the flyer, but we guessed it was the 4th Tuesday of the month, just like the other dates)… Rods, customs, antiques, muscle cars… Food services and beverages available at the Mose Club Grill… No burnouts… 860-889-6856…” FLYER: The flyer from which all of the above info was directly transcribed was posted on Facebook by Michael Phillips (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006591703843); here’s the direct link to the flyer: https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29388488_2123809224515447_3751346639591408995_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=298385ca9b5bef075c9620af551de23e&oe=5B30E6F5 … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/21/2018)

(Updated for 2018) TUESDAYS (5/1/2018 thru 9/25/2018), Shelton (confirmed for 2018) - “Round Town Cruisers Car Club Weekly Tuesday Night Cruise at Hook Line and Sinker”… Quoting from the flyer that was posted online on the Facebook system by our friends the Round Town Cruisers (https://www.facebook.com/rtcct/ - and the actual flyer link is at: https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29793042_2163198123966614_6041487730846728192_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=4a02c38cee8c646aec24b67e91d6aee7&oe=5B6BFC69): “…Please join Round Town Cruisers Car Club for a Weekly Tuesday Night Cruise at our new location Hook Line and Sinker, 458 River Road, Shelton, CT… Starting date Tuesday, May 1, 2018, thru September 25, 2018, 5:30 – 8:30pm… Music, giveaways, 50/50… Trophy night = 2nd Tuesday of the month… All classics, customs, muscle cars, and hot rods welcomed… Great food available, plus pool and pinball games inside… Fun for the whole family… Round Town Cruisers and Hook Line & Sinker are not liable for any damage, loss, or personal injury that may occur on the premises… For more info call Mike at 203-814-8315…”…(this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/11/2018)

(Updated for 2018) TUESDAYS (“May to October”), Monroe (confirmed for 2018) - “…'Little Will’s Car Cruise-In at Bella Rosa Pizzeria Ristorante,' 5 to 9pm, at Bella Rosa Pizzeria Ristorante (“Voted #1 Pizza in Monroe”), 500 Monroe Tpke. (Rt. 111), Monroe, CT, May to October… Music, 50/50, giveaways… ‘…Lovin’ Pizza and Burnin’ Rubber…’…” webmaster’s note – This info came from the 2018 Bella Rosa Monroe Tuesday and Sunday car cruises flyer: https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30741619_1891561867534100_4277695158033580032_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=a0343674de791ae3829d4afeb3c8b1aa&oe=5B56EAC4 – The flyer was posted by Melissa Mekdeci (https://www.facebook.com/melissa.mekdeci.9) on 4/18/2017 to the “Local Cruise Nights and Car Shows” Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/374305239630477/ - thanks again Melissa for the heads up!... Additional info - And don’t forget “Big Frank’s Car Cruise-In” that happens on Sundays, 12 to 4pm, also “May to October,” as indicated on the same flyer… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/18/2018)

(Updated for 2018) TUESDAYS (5/8/2018 thru 9/25/2018), Cheshire (confirmed for 2018) - “…Cheshire Wayback Burgers Car Cruise with DJ by Joann and Doug… Door prizes, food, music, and trophies… Every Tuesday, 5-9pm, May 8 to September 25, 2018, weather permitting… Wayback Burgers, Cheshire Shopping Center, 957 S. Main Street, Cheshire, CT, 203-228-3465 Norm…”... webmaster’s note – Thanks to our long-time old car friend Monte (rollim1092@gmail.com), who sent us along a photo of the flyer from which all of the above info was transcribed; quoting from Monte’s cover note dated 4/23/2018: “…2018 Wayback burger cruise / Cheshire… Hello Steve, Hope all is going well. Just caught this flyer for the Wayback burger cruise in Cheshire. Not sure if you knew about it… Best, Monte…”… FLYER – We took the liberty of uploading the flyer image that Monte forwarded along to us, to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018CheshireWaybackBurgersTuesdayCruiseNights.jpg … Awesome! Thanks again for thinking of us, Monte!… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/25/2018)

(Updated for 2018) TUESDAYS (starts 5/22/2018), Haddam (confirmed for 2018) - “…MisFit Car Cruisers 2018 Season Tuesday Night Cruise Nights, 95 Bridge Road, Haddam, CT…” Quoting from the notice that we saw today posted on the Facebooksystem by our friends the MisFit Car Cruisers (https://www.facebook.com/MisfitCruiseNights/): “…Spread the word! MisFits are back on track! Our 2018 season is set to begin, with the first show being Tuesday, May 22nd! 5:00pm, Bridge Road, in Haddam. Can’t wait to see what Tuesdays bring us this year!...” Sounds great to us! Glad to see the return of this very cool cruise in beautiful Haddam CT!... Additional info – Quoting from their last year (2017) flyer, for the then-new location: “…MisFits Cruise Nights, every Tuesday, 5-8pm, at 95 Bridge Road, Haddam, CT—home of Tony’s Package Store & River Valley Provisions!... Free! All vehicles welcome! Food & drink! Music!...” Additional thoughts – The MisFits have been running great Tuesday night cruise nights for a lot of years, and they definitely have the formula down, along with one amazing following. I have been to their cruise nights in the past when they’ve been at the Essex Fire Department, also the Deep River Plattwood Park cruise nights, and now, so impressed with their new venue that came online last year, at the big lot at 95 Bridge Road in Haddam--home of Tony’s Package Store and River Valley Provisions—AND Steady Habit Brewing Company (https://www.steadyhabitbrewingcompany.com/) located around the back of the building as well! I was very pleased to attend one of the early-season 2017 events, had a great time, and am looking forward to coming back again for 2018!...   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/14/2018)

(Updated for 2018) WEDNESDAYS (starts 5/2/2018), Oxford (confirmed for 2018) - “Fritz’s Snack Bar – Cruise Night,” 5pm to 9pm, at Fritz’s Snack Bar, 72 Oxford Road (Route 67), Oxford, CT… “…Every Wednesday, weather permitting… Trophies every 2nd Wednesday, 50/50 raffle, Give-a-ways, and much more!...” For more information call: Bob/Chippy at 203-410-9401…” webmaster’s note – Thanks to our Facebook old car friend Melissa Mekdeci (https://www.facebook.com/melissa.mekdeci.9) for sending along to us a copy of the official 2018 Fritz’s Snack Bar Cruise Night Flyer just a day or so ago, which includes not only the information on Fritz’s legendary Wednesday night summertime classic car cruise night series, and also the “Dust Off” Cruise, which was set for Saturday, April 28th, from 2pm onward… FLYER - We also took the liberty of uploading a copy of the 2018 Fritz’s Snack Bar Cruise Night flyer to our server, and so you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018FritzSnackBarOxfordCruiseNitesFlyer.jpg ... Additional info – For lots more info and updates of and about this legendary and long-established (“…Proudly serving you since 1954!...) independent snack bar, please also make sure to go visit (& “Like”) the Fritz’s Snack Bar Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Fritzs-Snack-Bar-187103918454506/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/15/2018)

(Updated for 2018) WEDNESDAYS (starts 5/2/2018), West Haven (confirmed for 2018) - “Savin Rock Wednesday Night Cruise Nights with the Street Creepers Car Club”… Quoting from the brief banner notice that we found posted online late last week at the Street Creepers Car Club’s official Facebook site (https://www.facebook.com/StreetCreepersCC/): “…Please share and spread the word… ‘Savin Rock Cruise Nights are back!... Wednesday, May 2nd’… We’ll see you at The Rock…” Sounds good to us!... Additional info – For you GPS-ers, Mapquesters, and/or those who may just not be familiar with the area, I believe the actual venue/parking lot where the Street Creepers Savin Rock Cruises take place is identified as the Savin Rock Conference Center, and I found the following street address for it (published online at: https://www.cityofwesthaven.com/311/Reserve): 6 Rock Street, West Haven, CT 06516... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/16/2018)

(Updated for 2018) WEDNESDAYS (1st and 3rd of the month; starts 6/20/2018, thru October), Deep River (confirmed for 2018) - “The Deep River Plattwood Park Cruise Nights”... Quoting from an authoritative source at The Essex Auto Club (http://essexautoclub.com/), via an e-mail received just a couple of days ago, on 6/7/2018 (and to which I’ve added a couple of parenthetical attempted clarifications): "... The Essex Automobile Club is proud to bring back car shows to Plattwood Park in Deep River. 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, thru October, starting on June 20th... Due to the (Independence Day) holiday and our own show in Essex, there will be no show in Plattwood Park on July 4th (which is the 1st Wednesday in July)... Our show in Essex at the Connecticut River Museum is ready to go... Next show (after the June 20th opening night) at Plattwood will be July 18th. Chris's Doghouse will be there for food. Entry is a suggested $5 fee to offset the cost and to raise funds for charities. A 50/50 raffle will also be held... Hope to see all!... Sorry for short notice, but we just got approved this morning..." Additional notes - Plattwood Park is a town of Deep River facility and is located on Winthrop Road, reference: https://deepriver.recdesk.com/Community/Facility/Detail?facilityId=9 and/or: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Plattwood-Park/127178050662035Additional Important Details: The official event hours are 5pm to 8pm... Anyway, this is pretty darned good news! Thanks Essex Auto Club for making it happen!... *7/18/2018 UPDATE – Our friend from the EAC, Henry, just a couple of days ago, posted this Official Flyer for the event on the Facebook system, and we made a copy of it and uploaded it to our server, where you can now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018EssexAutoClubDeepRiverPlattwoodParkCruiseFlyer.jpg (webmaster’s note - this flyer is now obsolete—please see the following updates) ... *7/31/2018 VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE – Quoting from the e-mail we received from our friend from the EAC, Henry Van Wyngaarden (henry06442@gmail.com), with the subject line “Deep River Cruise Nights,” and dated 6/29/2018: “…Hi Steve. Please find enclosed our new flyer… Please note there is no admission… Participation is free!... Hope to see everyone!...” Sounds awesome! Thanks Henry and EAC!... REVISED FLYER LINK - The uploaded REVISED FLYER is viewable now at: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/EACDeepRiverPlattwoodParkWedsCruiseNights2018REVISEDFlyer.jpg … We are very pleased to pass along this very nice update! Thanks again Henry, the Essex Auto Club, and also the Deep River Parks & Recreation Department, for making it all possible!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 6/10/2018; updated with flyer link as of 7/18/2018; updated with REVISED FLYER link as of 7/31/2018)

(TENTATIVE - Updated for 2018) WEDNESDAYS (Every Wednesday, Weather Permitting; starts 4/25/2018), Hamden (TENTATIVE at this time for 2018) – “The Glenwood Drive-In Classic Car Cruise Night”... webmaster's note - We are listing this as TENTATIVE at this  time, and utilizing some of the basic info from last year's listing. We just received a note from our old car friend Monte Rolli dated 4/4/2018, who wrote: "...FYI, I was told by the Glenwood staff their cruise night starts Wednesday, 4/25/2018. I would guess it's a recurring schedule thereafter like in previous years... Hope the good weather turns around before then..." Sounds good, and thanks Monte (and we agree about the weather also!)... “The Glenwood Drive-In Classic Car Cruise Night”… Every Wednesday night from April to October, 6pm to 10pm, at The Glenwood Drive-In, 2538 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518, telephone 203-281-0604… More info – See Glenwood Drive-In’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GlenwoodDriveIn/ ... Even more info – Check out their official web site for lots more info about this beloved & very long-running classic Connecticut eating place: http://www.glenwooddrivein.com/ - and also the dedicated Glenwood Drive-In cruise night info page: http://www.glenwooddrivein.com/cruise-night/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/5/2018)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) THURSDAYS (every first and third thru August; every Thursday in September & October; starts 4/4/2019), Southington (confirmed for 2019) - “…Ralph’s Rapid Transit Cruiz Night is Back at Kizl's Family Restaurant for 2019! Starting April 4th, and Every First and Third Thursday thru August, Then Every Thursday thru October (And Several Special Friday Night Cruises, Dates to be announced)! Always a fun night, Lots of Cool Cars, at a Fantastic Location, Kizl's Family Restaurant, Southington, CT, Right near ESPN! Join us for our first Cruiz-In of 2019!!! Thursday, April 4th, 5-9pm! Great Meal Specials, Fast & Friendly Service, Great Location, Huge Show Car Parking Area with grassy picnic area, DJ, Trophies awarded at 8pm! Open to All Makes, No Cut Off Year! Special Parking Area For Theme Night Cars! Cruiz Night Food Specials- Fast, Inexpensive, And Delicious!...”… webmaster’s note - Thanks to our friend Rick Stevenson (rgsteven1@att.net) for circulating a copy to us of his broadcast e-mail dated 12/12/2018, from which all of the above info came… For more info: www.ralphsrapidtransit.com … Even more info: The street address for Kizl’s is: 2014 West St, Southington, CT 06489, and their official web site is located at: http://www.kizls.com/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 12/17/2018)

(Updated for 2018) THURSDAYS (starts 4/19/2018), Milford (confirmed for 2018) - “…’Cruisin’ East Car Club Presents The Thursday Night Cruise Night at Goodies Drive-In,’ 6 to 9pm, at Goodies Drive-In, 170 Cherry Street, Milford, CT… “…Food, Music, Giveaways, Trivia… ‘Cruising The Way It Used To Be’…” Contact: Phil 203-378-7684 or Bill 203-243-7824…” webmaster’s note – We transcribed all of the above info from a copy of the Official Flyer that our Facebook friend Bill Giles (https://www.facebook.com/bill.giles.3762) posted on 3/16/2018, with the following additional very important information: “…Starting the third Thursday in April…” (which would be Thursday, April 19th, 2018)… FLYER – We also uploaded a copy of the flyer that Bill posted to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018CruisinEastCCGoodiesMilfordThursdayCruiseNites.jpg ... Thanks very much Bill! We have been to this very popular and very long-running cruise night, and it’s always a great time!... Thanks again Phil, Bill, and all the Goodies folks!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/21/2018)

(Updated for 2018) THURSDAYS (starts 5/24/2018), Old Saybrook (confirmed for 2018) - “…American Legion Post 113 Thursday Night Car Shows!… 80 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, CT… Beginning May 24th, 2018!... Every Thursday night from 5pm ‘till dusk… Bring your antique/vintage/collector car and join in the fun!... Open to the public!... Spectators welcome!... No coolers please… Free admission!... $2.00 hot dogs, good music, and a 50/50 raffle!... Trophy awarded every show!... Check out our lounge and banquet hall!...“ webmaster’s note – Thanks very much to our local old car friend Frank Saunders for passing along the Official Flyer for this event to us, via the Facebook system. All of the above info was transcribed directly from the flyer, and we also took the liberty of uploading a copy of the flyer to our server, where you can view it now, at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018OldSaybrookAmerLegionPost113ThursCarShowFlyer.JPG … Additional info – Please also be sure to visit (and “Like”) the official Facebook page for the Faulk Marcolini Newman American Legion Post 113 Old Saybrook CT, online at: https://www.facebook.com/AmericanLegionPost113OldSaybrookCt/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/26/2018)

(Updated for 2018) THURSDAYS (every third of the month; see listing for actual dates), Griswold (confirmed for 2018) - “…Big Dawggs & Diroma Home & Garden Center Presents ‘Car & Motorcycle Cruise Night’…3rd Thursday of every month, 5:00pm to 8:00pm… (List of dates): May 17th… June 21st… July 19th… August 16th… September 20th… October 11th… BYOB a chair or blanket… Big Dawggs food, music, and more, fun for the whole family… Contact Rick at 860-334-9778 for more info… Diroma Home & Garden Center, 1111 Voluntown Road, Griswold, CT 06351…” webmaster’s note – All of the above info was transcribed directly from a poster that was part of the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/136896193820030/), which was posted by the Big Dawggs Specialty Hot Dogs folks (https://www.facebook.com/Big-Dawggs-Specialty-Hot-Dogs-460725910629467/). Here is some more info from the FB event page: “…Bring you favorite Classic car or motorcycle to Big Dawggs Cruise night and receive a $3.00 coupon for food for you and one passenger... Located on the DiRoma Home and Garden Center, 1111 Voluntown Rd., Griswold… Live music and lots of fun for everyone... Hope to see you!!!...”...   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/26/2018)

(Updated for 2018) THURSDAYS, East Hartford (confirmed for 2018) - “… Augie and Rays Thursday Cruise-In… Quoting from the event listing that was forwarded to us by our old car friend Rick Stevenson (rgsteven1@att.net), who contacted us via e-mail on 5/2/2018: “… Augie and Rays Cruise, Thursdays, Starting May 3rd… Augie and Rays Cruise In, Main St., East Hartford, 5p-8p EVERY Thursday… Weekly Food Specials…” Thanks Rick, sounds good—appreciate the info!... Additional info - https://augieandrays.wordpress.com/ and/or on Facebook (make sure to visit and “Like”) at: https://www.facebook.com/Augie-Rays-Drive-In-410939899055120/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/3/2018)

(Updated for 2018) THURSDAYS (every other, starting 6/21/2018), Guilford (confirmed for 2018) - “Apple Pi's Cruise Nights," 5pm-8pm, at Bishop's Orchards Little Red Barn, Route 1, Guilford, CT... These nights: June 21st, July 5th, July 19th, August 2nd, August 16th... Classic Cars, Robots, Music, Barbecue..." webmaster's note - The above info was transcribed directly from an electronic banner that was posted on the Facebook system, by the Apple Pi Robotics Team, just a couple of days ago. We made a copy of the banner and uploaded it to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018ApplePiRoboticsCruiseNightsScheduleBanner.jpg ... More info - Please be sure to visit the Apple Pi Robotics team's online home at: http://www.applepirobotics.org/ - and also their official Facebook page (and please be sure to give them a "Like") at: https://www.facebook.com/Apple-Pi-Robotics-FRC-Team-2067-104622609619159/ ... Additional thoughts - The Apple Pi Robotics Team members are dedicated, top-notch young people, along with their adult mentors, and they all do a great job with these cruise nights, which also happen to be held in a wonderful location, right along Route 1, at the Bishops Orchards Little Red Barn field. I've participated in these events in the past, and look forward to coming back again for the 2018 season!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/30/2018)

(Updated for 2018) THURSDAYS (see the listing for list of dates), Seymour (confirmed for 2018) - “Seymour Lions Club Presents 'Summer Cruise Nights 2018' at Tri-Town Plaza," 814 Derby Avenue, Seymour, CT 06483... Thursday Nights Cruise is from 5:30-8:30pm... (List of dates): May 10th, May 24th, June 7th, June 21st, July 5th, July 19th, August 2nd, August 16th, August 30th, September 12th, September 27th... (All dates are) weather permitting, trophies awarded... All class of cars, trucks, and motorcycles are welcome!... Visit our Facebook page "The Seymour Lions Club (https://www.facebook.com/SeymourCTLions/)... The 49th Annual Benefit Car Show: October 14th, with rain date of October 21st... For additional information please contact: Corky at 203-619-1571 or Melissa at 203-430-9356, or e-mail us at seymourlions52@att.net ... Don't forget to bring us your old eyeglasses, sunglasses, and hearing aids!..." webmaster's note - We are sorry to be getting this listing added to our calendar so late, but we just heard about these events, per a display ad that was published in the May/June 2018 issue of Connecticut Cruise News, a copy of which we were sent by the CT Cruise News folks (http://www.ctcruisenews.com/) recently (and the event ad that we quoted from appeared on page 62 of that issue)--and in fact we found an electronic copy of the same Official Event Flyer at their web site, here is the direct link to it: http://www.ctcruisenews.com/events/cn06.php ... Very nice job, as always, by the Seymour, CT Lions Club, not only for all of these great car events, but also for the great humanitarian work they do!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/30/2018)

(Updated for 2018) THURSDAYS (see the listing for remaining two dates in 2018), Essex (confirmed for 2018) - “Olive Oyl’s Antique and Classic Car Show BBQ,” at Olive Oyl’s, 6 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426, hosted by Olive Oyl’s and Essex Board of Trade… ‘…Join us for our first Antique Car Cruise Night and BBQ. Essex Board of Trade First Thursdays event will feature events all around town. Bring your classic, hot rod, truck, or motorcycle and enjoy great food and music. Olive Oyl’s, 6 Main Street, Essex Village, Essex, CT…’…” The following upcoming event dates (we’ve already missed the June 7th opening date, sorry!)  are listed on the Official Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1020187274800141/), that we ran across a couple of days ago: Thursday, July 5th, 5:00pm… and Thursday, August 2nd, 5:00pm… Additional info – Here’s also the Official Facebook page for Olive Oyl’s (which looks to be a fantastic carryout restaurant right in the center of the action in Essex) is: https://www.facebook.com/Olive-Oyls-138733056189755/ (please be sure to give them a “Like” when you visit that page), and their main web site is also definitely worth checking out at: http://www.oliveoylscarryout.com/ … And one more tip of the hat – We love anything that our friends at Essex Board of Trade are involved with—please be sure to visit (& “Like”) them on Facebook also at: https://www.facebook.com/EssexBOT/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 6/14/2018)

(UPDATED FOR 2019) FRIDAYS (see listing for exact dates; starts 4/19/2019), Marlborough (confirmed for 2019) - Cruise Night at The Farm at Carter Hill, 86 E. Hampton Road, Marlborough, CT 06447… Quoting from the Facebook event info page (https://www.facebook.com/events/226699654911818/) that we ran across near the beginning of January of this year: “…Cruise Night Presented by The Others! C/C. Come on down for our monthly cruise night. Open to pre 1988 autos and trucks. Bring your ride or just come down to see some of the coolest rides around. Stop in the Hogs Breath Tavern for a cold brew or a nice glass of wine. Eat at our farm restaurant. Visit some great vendors or just watch the goats on the Arrigoati Bridge. Come take a picture with your ride in front of The Carter Hill Filling Station. Stay after dark for our free drive in movie. Call us for vendor spaces….”… Additional info – We also just ran across another Facebook event info page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1992858020835762/) for this event that has the full list of dates for this event: “…The Farm at Carter Hill Monthly Cruise presented by the Others!... Join us for a monthly cruise at Carter Hill Farms. Every third Friday of the month. Music, Food & Drinks and “Drive Inn“ movies on the barn… 5pm to Sundown… Open to all pre-1988 collector cars & trucks (-we reserve the right to refuse entry-)… April 19th… May 17th… June 21st… July 19th… Aug 16th… Sept 20th… Oct 18th…”… Even more info – The Farm at Carter Hill’s Facebook page is located at: https://www.facebook.com/farmlifeonrt66/ - and the street address is: 86 East Hampton Road (which looks to us, from looking at a map, to also be known as CT Route 66), Marlborough, CT 06447, and their web site is: https://www.thefarmatcarterhill.com/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 1/16/2019)

(TENTATIVE - Updated for 2018) FRIDAYS (Every Friday thru September; starts 5/18/2018), North Branford (appears to be confirmed for 2018) – “…Marty Forbes Presents McDonalds and Dairy Queen of North Branford Friday Night Cruise Nights… Every Friday Night, 5:00 to 9:00pm… Starting May 18th, 2018... "Family Fun Night"… Located at the corner of Route 139 and Route 80, North Branford, CT… Rockin' Tunes from the Past with “DJ Rockin’ Richard”… “All makes and models welcome!” (webmaster's note - We used that wording about "all makes and models welcome" from last year's listing, even though it does not appear on the 2018 flyer that Frankie B produced--we'll certainly update this listing accordingly if this may not be the case for 2018)… Sponsored by Dairy Queen and McDonalds… More info, call: 203-481-4476…” webmaster’s note – We inserted the “TENTATIVE” marking at the beginning of this listing because we have NOT heard directly from Marty Forbes about this—the info comes from several “artist proofs” of the flyer/poster that our old car friend “Frankie B” (Frank Bronner) shared on his Facebook page on 2/1/2018 (https://www.facebook.com/frank.bronner.9), to promote his service of creating flyers for local car events. So, until we hear direct confirmation from “The Man” (Marty Forbes of course), we are not able to consider this information as “confirmed”—and neither should you (but you can always call the “more info” number that was provided…)… Additional thoughts – These Marty Forbes-organized McDonalds and Dairy Queen of North Branford Friday night summertime cruise nights are among the absolute best and most fun in our area (and the "Rockin’ Richard" oldies tunes are the absolute grooviest! Ref: https://www.facebook.com/richard.phillips.1042), and we are very much looking forward to getting back there with our old car to participate once again for the 2018 season! Thank you Marty for all the work you do to make them happen!!... Additional info - We took the liberty of uploading the 2018 flyer that Frankie B produced--you can view it at the following clickable link:  http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/20188MartyForbesNorthBranfordMcDsDQCruzFlyerByFrankieB.jpg … *4/2/2018 UPDATES - We received a very nice snail mail note, postmarked 3/19/2018, from our friend, the organizer of this awesome event, Mr. Marty Forbes, who we were very pleased to see confirmed what we suspected to be the Official Start Date for this event, of Friday, May 18th. Quoting from Marty’s note: “…Hi Steve… Thanks for all the newsletters you have sent me… I am starting the Friday Night Cruise Nights on May 18th, from 5:00 to 9:00, at (North Branford) McDonalds/Dairy Queen… I will send you a flyer as soon as I get them made up… Thanks again, Marty Forbes, from the McDonalds/Dairy Queen Cruise Nights…”...  *6/2/2018 UPDATES - Thanks to our friend Marty Forbes for sending along the beautiful full color copy of this year's Official Flyer, that we were very pleased to scan and upload to our server, where you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018MartyForbesNorthBranfordMcDsAndDQCruiseFlyer.jpg ... Thanks again Marty for all you do!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/2/2018; updates, especially including CONFIRMATION of the Official Start Date for this series from the organizer, were added to this listing as of 4/2/2018; a link to a scanned copy of the Official 2018 Flyer, as provided to us by the organizer, was added to this listing as of 6/2/2018)

(Updated for 2018) FRIDAYS, Milford (confirmed for 2018) – "The Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club's 2018 Milford McDonalds Friday Night Cruise Night Series," at McDonald's Restaurant, 1376 Boston Post Road (across from the CT Post Mall), 6pm-dark--but also suggest your taking our friend the noted BSG-er Joel DeBiase’s (https://www.facebook.com/joel.debiase) advice to: “Get there before 6:00pm!”--since parking spaces at this popular cruise night do tend to fill up rapidly!... webmaster's note - Per some late February 2018 Facebook message exchanges with some BSG-ers in-the-know (see this screen shot that we made & highlighted: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/FacebookExchange3Feb2018ReFirstBSGs2018CruiseNite.pdf), it has been reported unofficially that the Blood Sweat and Gears Car Club’s 2018 Season Opener for their popular Milford McDonalds Friday night cruise night series will take place Friday, May 4th, 2018! (Let’s hope Mother Nature gets the memo!)... For more info: https://www.facebook.com/bloodsweatandgearscarclubconnecticut/ and/or the main BSG’s web site: http://www.bloodsweatandgearscarclub.com/ ... Additional thoughts - We will of course be updating this listing as we hear more info about the 2018 season for this fantastic and super-popular local-area summertime cruise night series! …   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/3/2018)

(Updated for 2018) FRIDAYS, Monroe (confirmed for 2018) – “The Classic Nights Car Club’s Village Square Shopping Center of Monroe Friday Cruise Nights”… Quoting from the 4/14/2018 e-mail we received from our friend Pete Kodz (photogs189@aol.com) of the Classic Nights Car Club: “…Classic Nights Cruise Nights May to September… Start date = Friday, May 11th… Celebrating our 34th year of cruising… Every Friday night May to September, 6:00pm to 8:30pm, at Village Square Shopping Center, 401 Monroe Turnpike (Rt. 111), Monroe, CT (across from McDonald's)… Cutoff Year 1978… More info: http://www.classicnights.com …” (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/19/2018)

(Updated for 2018) FRIDAYS (starts 4/27/2018), Foster, RHODE ISLAND (confirmed for 2018) - “…The Woodland Cruise… 115 East Killingly Road, Foster, RI ... webmaster’s note – We received the notice for this event from our friend Rick Stevenson (rgsteven1@att.net), who passed it along to us on 4/25/2018, with this cover note: “…New Friday cruise night… This is on the CT-RI line… Check out all their shows on their web site: http://www.ricowboycruisers.com/car-shows.html ... Sounds good, thanks Rick! Following is the info paragraph about The Woodland Cruise that Rick passed along to us (and Rick is correct, Foster, RI is right across the CT-RI border from the CT town of Killingly): “…Listen up girls & guys! There’s a new cruise in Rhode Island every Friday night, Yes, it’s a free cruise with trophies every week. Hope to see you all at The Woodland Meeting House Cruise. All vehicles (cars, bikes, trucks, and firetrucks) will be parking in the beer garden. We have plenty of room for hundreds and hundreds of sweet rides. So, I suppose you wan to know where? Well, it’s in the boonies with a great atmosphere. Ice cold alcoholic beverages inside and outside. Great food menu and lots of good music. This cruise starts on Friday, April 27, 2018, 4pm to dusk. See you at The Woodland Meeting House… Hosted by The RI Cowboy Cruisers… We would be so happy if everyone could bring one canned good—remember: ‘We Feed The Hungry’…” Thanks again Rick for the info!... More info – Woodland Meeting House web site: www.woodlandmeetinghouse.com – and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/WoodlandMeetingHouseRestaurant/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/25/2018)

(Updated for 2018) FRIDAYS (every other, beginning 6/8/2018), East Berlin (confirmed for 2018) – “Uncle D’s Diner Cruisin’ Friday Nites 2018” … Quoting from the Facebook post (with flyer) that was posted on the Facebook system on 5/19/2018 by Mark French, who posted it to the “Local Cruise Nights and Car Shows” Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/374305239630477/): “…Great New Cruise Night! Uncle D’s Diner Cruisin’ Friday Nights. Every Other Friday from 5:30 to 8:30, beginning June 8th… Great food, oldies music, 60/40 raffle (winner gets 60%), prizes, trophies… Uncle D’s Diner, 869 Mill Street, East Berlin, CT… All summer long, rain or shine… 2018 Friday Night Dates: June 8June 22… July 13July 27… August 10August 24… (no rain dates)… Diner open every Friday during the summer from 5:30 to 8:30, even on non-car-show nights…”… FLYER – The link to the actual electronic flyer that is posted on the Facebook system is: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/33020023_1823982457904830_679517861210750976_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=4447315f6701ebf34797cc987607a46e&oe=5B98CAA9 … Additional info – Be sure to check out the Uncle D’s Diner web site at: www.uncleds-diner.com – and/or their Facebook page (be sure to visit and “Like”) at: https://www.facebook.com/uncledsdiner ... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/21/2018)

(Updated for 2018) SATURDAYS (Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month to the end of the season; starts 5/5/2018), Meriden (appears to be confirmed for 2018) – “...American Muscle Car Club presents ‘The 2018 AMCC Kickoff Cruise Night,' Saturday, May 5th, from 5pm to 8pm, at Class Act Auto Wash, 1275 E. Main Street, Meriden, CT 06450… ‘…It’s our first cruise night of the season! We hope to see some familiar faces as well as some new ones… Come hang out with American Muscle Car Club at Class Act Auto Wash!... AMCC cruise nights are known for being informal and lots of fun. We’re all about hanging out and talking cars! You might even see a little bit of smoke if you hang around until the end!... This cruise night will be held every 1st and 3rdSaturday of the month until the end of the season!...’ (webmaster’s note – We added the underlining to that previous statement, since we’re putting this listing into the “Cruise Nights (& other recurring gatherings)” section of the SAAC Calendar, even though we’ve so far technically only seen the one May 5th “Kickoff” event notice published so far, as of the creation of this calendar listing, in late-February, 2018…)… ‘American Muscle Car Club is a Connecticut-based non-profit organization comprised of close friends who are passionate about muscle cars and their community..’…” webmaster’s note – We found this notice posted recently on the Facebook system (the event notice this info came from is at: https://www.facebook.com/events/163407067788779/), and knew we had to get it onto the SAAC Calendar ASAP! We’ve been to this event several times, both as a spectator, and as a participant, and always have a great time. The AMCC-ers are great folks who are very welcoming to any and all sorts of cars, trucks, and car & truck people as well!... Additional info – Make sure to visit and “Like” the American Muscle Car Club’s official Facebook page, to be able to stay up to date on any and all of their activities: https://www.facebook.com/americanmusclecarclubct - and they also have an official web site at: www.americanmusclecarclub.org … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/23/2018)

(Updated for 2018) SATURDAYS (3rd Saturday of the month April thru October; starts 4/21/2018), Wallingford (appears to be confirmed for 2018) – “…’Cars & Coffee’ at Bruegger’s Bagels of Wallingford…”… Quoting from the information contained on a flyer that we recently ran across posted at the web site of our friends the Connecticut Classic Chevy Club (https://www.ctclassicchevy.com/): “…Cars & Coffee… Come grab a cut of Joe and a bagel and check out some of the coolest cars in the area. Bring your car or truck, any year or model. But please, no loud stereos or burnouts. Join fellow enthusiasts and talk cars in a casual, relaxed atmosphere… Where: Bruegger’s Bagels, 970 North Colony Road (Route 5), Wallingford… When: Third Saturday of the month, April through October, 2018 (4/21… 5/19… 6/16… 7/21… 8/18… 9/15… 10/20… rain date = the following Saturday)… Time : 8:00am ‘till 11:00am… Contact: Tony at bet.rapuano@gmail.com for more info or rain cancellation… Participants get a free coffee with any purchase… Free dozen bagels to the Manager’s Choice of car/truck of the day…”… FLYER – We also went ahead and uploaded a copy of the flyer to our server as well, where you can view it at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018BrueggersBagelsWallingfordSaturdayCarsAndCoffeeFlyer.jpg (FYI – We also found most, if not all of this info published on the Special Interest web site, in the Connecticut Calendar of Events area: http://www.specialinterest.com/siv_events.cfm)… More info: Be sure to visit and “Like” the official Bruegger’s Bagels of Wallingford Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Brueggers-Bagels-381395465265039/ … Learn more about the CT Classic Chevy Club at their official web site: https://www.ctclassicchevy.com/ - and you can also check them out on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/CtClassicChevyClub/ (be sure to visit and give them a “Like”)… Oh, and here’s a cool WTNH News Channel 8 web site feature with Ryan Kristafer that lets you get to know some of the people behind the CT Classic Chevy Club: http://wtnh.com/2017/04/27/cruisin-connecticut-connecticut-classic-chevy-club/ … Some additional thinking ahead – Keep your eyes open for info on the CT Classic Chevy club’s hugely-popular Memorial Day Weekend car show that takes place at the expansive parking lots of Quinnipiac University in Hamden—believe this is a co-production with the Hamden Police Department also. From what I recall, it usually happens on Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/5/2018)

(Updated for 2018) SATURDAYS (starts 5/19/2018; see the specific list of dates), Uncasville (confirmed for 2018) – “…The Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club presents: ‘Cruise Nights 2018 at The Center of Montville’…”… webmaster’s note - The Center of Montville is an expansive shopping center located at 601 Route 32, Uncasville, CT 06382, which looks to provide an excellent venue for a great cruise night like this! We appreciate very much our old car friend Clem Brown (lxxvtr6@aol.com) from the SEMC (www.secmc.com) passing along the flyer for this event (via an email dated 3/30/2018), which also contains other event dates and lots more info, as follows: “…All cars and trucks welcome, no cut-off dates; sorry no motorcycles… List of dates: Saturday, May 19th, 5pm to 8pmSaturday, June 16th, 5pm to 8pm… Saturday, July 21st, 5pm to 8pm… Saturday, August 18th, 5pm to 8pm… Saturday, September 15th, 4pm to 7pm… Appreciation trophies courtesy of Whaling City Ford… Great music, exciting raffle prizes, big 50/50 raffle… ALL raffle proceeds go to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center… Rain dates are the following Saturday—for the latest cruise night and show info see our Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/SCMC1 ... On the web: www.secmc.com … Please no alcohol and no burnouts…” Clem’s note that accompanied the flyer – “…Hi Steve - Still waiting for real spring weather here! We now have all our permissions in place so I'm attaching our 2018 flyer for the Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club's five monthly Cruise Nights this summer. We would appreciate it if you would add our five events to the SAAC calendar when you have a chance. All the details are in the flyer and, as always, all proceeds go to the Connecticut Children's Medical Center… Thanks in advance and best regards... Clem…” Fantastic, thanks Clem, and great job by you and all of the Southeastern CT Mustang-ers making this event happen, and supporting such a fantastic cause!... FLYER – We also took the liberty of uploading to our server the electronic flyer that Clem provided, and so you can view it now at the following clickable link: http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/2018SoutheasternCTMustangClubCenterOfMontvilleCruisesFlyer.jpg ...   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/2/2018)

(Updated for 2018) SATURDAYS (starts 4/21/2018), Monroe (confirmed for 2018) – “Monroe Street Rodders Present ‘The New Bill’s Doo-Wop Drive-In Cruise Night’…”… “…Saturday, April 21, 4pm to 9pm, at Bill’s Drive-In, 431 Monroe Tpke (Rt. 111), Monroe, CT 06468… ‘Come on down to the New Bill’s Doo-Wop Drive-In for our first cruise of the season! Cut off year = 1985. No burn outs please…” webmaster’s note – The above info comes from the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/428953264219097/ … And from the organizing car club, the Monroe Street Rodders’ own Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MonroeStreetRodders/), there is more useful info about this and other events that the club is directly involved with: “…Classic Car Cruises, Saturdays 4-9pm, April - Oct., at Bill's Drive-In, Rt. 111, Monroe, CT & monthly car shows to support worthy causes. Car cut off 1985…” Additional note – There is already another Facebook event page posted by the Monroe Street Rodders, with the April 28th date info (https://www.facebook.com/events/1624462284337928/), so that indicates this should be a weekly-occurring cruise night on Saturdays—sounds great to us!... One more useful note – Here’s also the official Facebook page for the classic American drive-in restaurant, “Bill’s Drive-In,” which you should also check out (and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re at it):https://www.facebook.com/Bills-Drive-In-119867918055014/ …   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/6/2018)

(Updated for 2018) SATURDAYS (Starts 5/12/2018; see listing for other dates), Branford (confirmed for 2018) - “Cars and Coffee Branford – Hosted by Excelerate Performance”… Quoting from official Facebook event listing page (https://www.facebook.com/events/586210155098433/): “…You asked, we listened!... Our second season of Cars and Coffee has finally arrived!... Come talk cars with people who are passionate about all things automotive AND drink some java made by people who are passionate about all things coffee. And do so right here at our very own facility!... Local legend, Willoughby's Coffee & Tea, will be providing the fresh brewed coffee roasted from the world's finest beans and we will be hosting the get together at our facility on 12 Sycamore Way in Branford, CT from 9am to 12pm on several dates throughout the spring, summer and fall. To see some of the dates set thus far see the schedule listed below… All makes and models are welcome and there is no cost to you. Bond with automotive enthusiasts who enjoy two of life's finest amenities. This event is also family friendly… Schedule: 5/12 - Cars & Coffee - 9am - 12pm… 6/16 - Cars & Coffee - 9am - 12pm… 7/14 - Cars & Coffee - 9am - 12pm… 9/15 - Cars & Coffee - 9am - 12pm… 10/13 - Cars & Coffee - 9am - 12pm… Contact: E-mail - Sales@excelerateperformance.com , Phone - 203-483-6100…” Additional info - Exclerate Performance of Branford is on Facebook (please be sure to visit and “Like) at: https://www.facebook.com/ExceleratePerformance/ …   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/2/2018)

(Updated for 2018) SATURDAYS (see the listing for dates), Waterford (confirmed for 2018) – “…New London-Waterford Speedbowl 2018 Cruise Nights…”… webmaster’s note – We just saw this listing a couple of days ago, via a flyer as posted online by our friends at Connecticut Cruise News (http://www.ctcruisenews.com/ and/or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Connecticut-Cruise-News-332651045567/ - and make sure to give ‘em a “Like”!) – here is the exact link to the electronic flyerhttp://www.ctcruisenews.com/events/cn09.php - please note that this is the SECOND event on the schedule—unfortunately we were not quick enough seeing the event listing to get the season kickoff on June 30th added to our calendar in time!), and felt it very worthy of being added to the SAAC Calendar! Following is an exact transcription of the info presented on the flyer: “… Trucks & Cars, 1896 thru 1978… New London-Waterford Speedbowl 2018 Cruise Night… Join us for our Classic Car Cruise Night at the New London Waterford Speedbowl, 1080 Hartford Turnpike, Waterford, CT 06385, www.speedbowlct.com … (List of event dates): June 30th… July 28th… August 25th… September 29th… No entry fee to enter Car Cruise Show!... Every car that participates in our Classic Car Cruise Night will receive a voucher redeemable for 1 complimentary Grandstand ticket… Bring your voucher to the Box Office VIP window to redeem your free grandstand ticket for the night’s races…” Sounds awesome!... More info – Please make sure also to visit (& “Like”) the New London-Waterford Speedbowl’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/thespeedbowl/ …    (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 7/12/2018)

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